Cinema Studio 28 - Cinema, Bar and Tea Salon in Paris
Located in the Montmartre area of Paris, this cinema and entertainment venue was first established in the 1920s and has been run by the same family since the 1940s and there is now a small tea room, and a bar with garden and terrace where you can enjoy a drink or pastry.
A bit of history
Known as a mecca of the 7th art, the Cinema Studio 28 first opened its doors back in 1928 and was run by Jean-Placide Mauclaire, where it quickly became a unique and independent cinema.
However, after showing a particular film in 1930, there was much controversy that took place and the film was banned after only two showings, but unfortunately, Jean-Placide Mauclaire was unable to cover the costs of refunding the money for all the tickets purchased, and so the cinema was taken over by Edward Gross and it started to specialise in showing American comedies.
The Cinema Studio 28 continued to be successful even after World War II and in 1948 it was taken over by two brothers called Edgar and Georges Roulleau and became a meeting place for both cinema along with other forms of entertainment including jazz concerts and exhibitions for paintings and photos.
About Cinema Studio 28 in Paris
Still running today, the Cinema Studio 28 has been kept in the same family since 1948 and has now been taken over by Alain Roulleau who instigated major renovations and modernisation in the 1990s.
So when it comes to the decor, by negotiating a long corridor you get to an interior courtyard, where you can discover a part of this under cover with many black and white photos of Paris and an impressive chandelier, yet there is also a summer terrace area decorated with bamboo, which is where you can discover the large fresco portraying many of the great French actors of cinema.
There is also a small bar that serves French wines and champagne, plus you can enjoy freshly made quiches and cakes including a very tempting chocolate gateau indulgence, and of an afternoon this is classed as a Tea Room, or Salon de The in French, plus of course you have the main auditorium.
Visiting Cinema Studio 28 Entertainment Venue
Located on the Butte Montmartre in the 18th Arrondissement, the Cinema Studio 28 with its bar and courtyard is open from approximately 3pm through to 10pm, which is when the cinema itself is open.
You will find a very varied programme on offer at this entertainment venue in Paris, and the cost of a ticket is €8.50 as of 2014, however, there are discounts available for children and senior citizens, plus you can purchase a group of tickets for a discount to see several shows over a period of time.
And if you would like something completely different for a childrens birthday, then this is possible, as the Cinema Studio 28 organises birthday parties every Wednesday, and you would just need to get in touch to find out more including the current rates.
Now when it comes to getting to the cinema and its small courtyard bar and tea room, the nearest Metro stations are either the Blanche stop via line 2 or the Abesses stop via line 12. However, the Montmartrobus will also get you close by.