Theatre Empire
Cinerama film formats shown 3-strip and 70mm
3-strip dates 05/17/55 to 01/11/60, 02/05/62 to11/30/63 and How The West Was Won 05/21/71 to 03/21/72
Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 03/22/72 to 08/06/72 This is Cinerama 06/09/72 to 07/02/72
70mm dates 12/18/63 to 05/18/71
Screen curvature and size 100ft by 36ft
Address 41 Avenue de Wagram
Comments European office of Cinerama Inc and Robin Int. Cinerama Corporation were at this theatre.
Current status Demolished

Films that played at the theatre from - http://www.in70mm.com

17.05.1955/17.01.1957 This Is Cinerama
18.01.1957/09.03.1958 Cinerama Holiday
12.03.1958/02.11.1959 Seven Wonders of the World (1)
07.11.1959/17.05.1960 South Seas Adventure
18.05.1960/01.11.1960 Search for Paradise

02.11.1960/04.02.1962 Closed for reconstruction

05.02.1962/26.11.1962 Windjammer (2)
27.11.1962/16.09.1963 How the West Was Won
17.09.1963/??.12.1963  The Enchanted Loves (3)

Closed some days for 70mm installation

 17.12.1963/29.04.1964 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
30.04.1964/14.10.1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire
15.10.1964/21.12.1964 Flying Clipper
22.12.1964/27.10.1965 My Fair Lady
28.10.1965/21.12.1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
22.12.1965/16.02.1966 The Hallelujah Trail(4)
17.02.1966/03.05.1966 The Great Race(4) (*)
04.05.1966/15.09.1966 BattIe of the Bulge (4)
16.09.1966/03.11.1966 Khartoum
04.11.1966/02.02.1967 The Bible…in the Beginning
03.02.1967/10.03.1967 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
11.03.1967/27.06.1967 Grand Prix
28.06.1967/21.09.1967 West Side Story
22.09.1967/??.12.1967 Millie (5)
 

Closed some days due to less curved screen installation according Jacques Tati's request

 17.12.1967/16.07.1968 Playtime
17.07.1967/22.08.1968 Grand Prix
23.08.1967/26.09.1968 Around the World in 80 Days
27.09.1968/19.12.1968 2001: a Space Odyssey
20.12.1968/30.01.1969 The Shoes of the Fisherman (*)
31.01.1969/13.03.1969 Krakatoa East of Java
14.03.1969/08.04.1969 Guns for San Sebastian (6) (*)
09.04.1969/24.06.1969 Gone with the Wind (*)
25.06.1969/10.07.1969 Doctor Zhivago (*)
11.07.1969/12.08.1969 2001: a Space Odyssey
13.08.1969/03.09.1969 55 Days at Peking
04.09.1969/07.10.1969 Ice Station Zebra
08.10.1969/18.12.1969 Ben Hur
19.12.1969/19.03.1970 Hello Dolly
20.03.1970/16.04.1970 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (*)
17.04.1970/05.05.1970 Alfred the Great (*)
06.05.1970/28.05.1970 BattIe of the Bulge
29.05.1970/10.06.1970 Liberation
11.06.1970/30.06.1970 5 + l (The Rolling Stones) (7)
01.07.1970/14.07.1970 Julius Caesar (*)
15.07.1970/28.07.1970 Where Eagles Dare (*)
29.07.1970/18.08.1970 The Hallelujah Trail
19.08.1970/24.09.1970 Around the World in 80 Days
25.09.1970/13.10.1970 Journey to the Center of the Earth (7)
14.10.1970/19.11.1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (*)
20.11.1970/26.11.1970 Texas (7) -Italian western film
27.11.1970/22.12/1970 Circus World
23.12.1970/12.01.1971 Michael Strogoff (*)
13.01/1971/02.02.1971 Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
03.02.1971/04.03/1971 Cleopatra
05.03.1971/18.03.1971 The Lost World (7)
19.03.1971/15.04/1971 The Last valley
16.04.1971/??05.1971 Elvis Show (*)
 

Closed some days for re-installation of Cinerama & curved screen

 Empire front 12 February 2005. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

22.05.1971/21.03.1972 How The West Was Won (8)
22.03.1972/08.06.1972 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
09.06.1972/01.08.1972 This Is Cinerama (9)

(1) with The Dauphine Renault at the end of Act I
(2) with HTWWW trailer at the end of Act I
(3) first ridiculous French title for “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm”
(4) with Shellarama
(5) 35mm/Fox holes -1:1.85- 4 magnetic tracks
(6) with Sky Over Holland
(7) 35mm - Cinemascope - 4 magnetic tracks
(8) with “Brothers Grimm” trailer before Act II
(9) 35mm B. & W. prolog lost and replaced by a recorded message

(*) blowups - 35 mm neg.
 

 

 

Movie poster

Picture below taken May 1, 1955

 

Below taken July 28, 1955 from http://www.in70mm.com/news/2005/empire_paris/index.htm

 

Pictures below from 1956

Below movie program for Seven Wonders of the World

Below movie poster for Seven Wonders of the World

Below after being rebuilt in 1962

Below from http://www.silverscreens.com

 

 

Below poster for How the West Was Won

 

Below taken by Freek Dozy in 1968