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Sign: Paris - History of Paris - Rex Cinema

35 Rue Poissonnière, 75002 Paris, France
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On the sign:
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris]

Histoire de Paris

Cinéma Rex
La marée des ports du Pas-de-Calais acheminée vers les Halles passait ici, ce qui explique le nom du boulevard et de la rue Poissannière. L’enceinte de Charles V puis de Louis XIll s’ouvrait par la porte Sainte-Anne ou de la Poissannière et en 1726, une inscription signalait ici la limite de la Ville. Haut lieu des plaisirs et des boulevard Poissonnière fut choisi en 1932 pour édifier le cinéma Rex, un des plus grands d’Europe. Conçu par les architectes Auguste Bluysen et John Eberson, sa façade est l’œuvre du sculpteur Henri-Edouard Navarre, et a décoration de la salle de 3.300 places, qui marie l’Antiquité à l’Art Déco, est due à Maurice Dufrène.

[Illustration of the cinema]
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One of the series of signs describing historical places in Paris. The signs were placed starting in 1992 and are also called sucettes Starck (Starck’s Lollipops) after Philippe Starck who designed them.

The sign depicts the Rex cinema building, which is defined as a French historical heritage site. The building designed by Auguste Bluysen was inaugurated in 1932 and was considered one of the largest cinemas in all of Europe.

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Translation of the text on the sign:
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris]

History of Paris

Rex Cinema
The tide from the ports of Pas-de-Calais routed to Les Halles passed here, which explains the name of the boulevard and rue Poissannière [Poisson = Fish]. The enclosure of Charles V then Louis XIll opened through the door Sainte-Anne or de la Poissannière and in 1726, an inscription marked the boundary of the City here. Mecca of pleasures and boulevard Poissonnière was chosen in 1932 to build the Rex cinema, one of the largest in Europe. Designed by architects Auguste Bluysen and John Eberson, its facade is the work of sculptor Henri-Edouard Navarre, and the decoration of the 3,300-seat room, which combines Antiquity with Art Deco, is due to Maurice Dufrène.

[Illustration of the cinema]

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