Le Louxor

Cinemas , Independent La Chapelle
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Le Louxor

Opened in 1921 and once a temple of silent cinema, the Egyptian art deco Louxor fell on hard times after WW2 and became a drug den, ’80s club and gay disco before being left abandoned for 25 years. It re-opened triumphantly as a cinema in April 2013, with a new brief to promote cultural, artistic and educational projects.

The venue's hedonistic past may be behind it, but its nightlife hasn't died outright - you can still enjoy a glass of red from the altogether more sanitized surroundings of its new upstairs bar. Prices are fairly elevated (anywhere between €20 and €50 for a bottle of wine), and entry is unfortunately limited to those who can produce a cinema ticket from downstairs, but the view from the appealing little terrace over Sacré-Coeur and Barbès is the best of any cinema bar in the city. Tasty if unmemorable snacks fill out the short menu.

Check what's on here and read more about the history of the building and its artistic association here.

Venue name: Le Louxor
Address: 170 boulevard de Magenta

Transport: Métro : Barbès-Rochechouart
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