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Louxor Movie Palace(Le Louxor), this historic cinema dates back to 1921, but it was refurbished and re-opened to the public in late 2013. Before the renovation, believe or not, the building was a disco and a gay nightclub. Now it’s back to showing films. It’s a place travelers just pass it many times on trips to Paris, a lesser known place, not too touristy place, that's why travelers should give it a try.
Built in 1920 by the mysterious architect Henri Zipcy, Le Louxor is one of the oldest pre-war cinema houses left in Paris and one of the most flamboyant Egyptian Revival landmarks of the City of Lights......It’s often believed that Zipcy’s inspiration for the Egyptian-themed cinema was the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb. In fact, the 1917 film Cleopatra, starring the hypnotic Theda Bara — the first “vamp” of cinema history — inspired a wave of Egyptian Revival architecture.
Following the example of music and theatre, architects gave the cinema a cathedral-like structure which celebrated the new media, elevating its status to the pantheon of “fine arts.”
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