The Screens of Paris

The Ecrans de Paris is a film company consisting of a circuit of five independent cinemas representing 13 screens and 2,300 seats in Paris. The five theaters are the Harlequin , the Reflet Médicis , El Escorial , the Majestic Bastille and the Majestic Passy .


The company Les Ecrans de Paris was created in 1994 by the film distribution company BAC Films , which undertook at that time to create a new circuit of rooms. In the wake were (r) opened the Majestic Passy in 1994 and the Majestic Bastille in 1995. Following the serious financial difficulties of the group Bac Majestic in the early 2000s, Les Écrans de Paris are taken over in 2001 by the producer Sophie Dulac , granddaughter of the founder of the Publicis agency , Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet . In 2011, the company achieved a total of more than 800,000 annual admissions 1 .

These theaters, classified as Art and Essay , are dedicated to auteur films, with the exception of the Majestic Passy, ​​the only cinema in the 16 th  arrondissement of Paris, which is moving towards a more public and diversified program. The network develops numerous cultural events around the cinema, such as Claude-Jean Philippe’s film club at L’Arlequin , retrospectives (“The 100 most beautiful films” at Reflet Médicis ), as well as various festivals ( Télérama Festival , Paris Cinéma). , Film festivals German, Polish, Russian …), evenings “Courts in L’Escurial  “.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ The Screens Paris  [ archive ] on the site

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