2.1 Events 2.2 Noted performers
3 Gallery 4 External links 5 References
The Rex, as it was originally known, was built for Jacques Haïk, a
wealthy film producer known for having introduced Charlie Chaplin to
France. Haïk aimed to create the most beautiful movie theatre in
Paris, where cinema-goers would have the illusion of watching a film
in the open air.:12 The design was by Auguste Bluysen, a French
architect, with input by John Eberson, a prolific American architect
known for his atmospheric cinemas in North America. Construction
began in 1931, and the cinema opened its doors the following year on
the evening of 8 December.
During the Occupation, the Rex was requisitioned and became the
Soldatenkino, reserved for German soldiers. In the 1950s, one of the
first escalators in
Asaf Avidan Tanya Saint-Val Pet Shop Boys Cesária Évora Joan Baez Sufjan Stevens Harry Connick Jr. Grace Jones Josh Groban Kelly Clarkson Jill Scott Véronique Sanson Alain Chamfort Tal Jane Birkin Violetta Roch Voisine Sylvie Vartan Shy'm Dionysos Kendji Girac
Credit: Judith Borman
Credit : Luc Heripret
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^ a b c d e Potignon, Alain (2006). Nos cinémas de quartier : les salles obscures de la ville lumière. Paris: Parigramme. ISBN 9782840964568. ^ "Grand Rex". ^ a b White, Norval (1991). The Guide to the Architecture of Paris. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 169. ISBN 0-684-19293-4. ^ "Le Grand Rex". Travel + Leisure. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. ^ http://www.silverscreens.com/rex_en.html ^ Cinéma Rex site listing on the Ministry of Culture website. (in French)
Coordinates: 48°52′13.81″N 2°20′51.81″E / 48.8705028°N 2.3477250°E / 48.