Le Balzac in Paris/France

Le Balzac is a cinema in Paris, opened on 6th May1935 on 1 rue Balzac (8th arrondissement). Naming after the great French poet Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) there is the idea of a cinema "like a literary salon, where people can discuss and imagine changes in society". These words are from
Jean-Jacques Schpoliansky, the director of this cinema since 1970. 
The cinema shows above all independent arthouse movies.
On salles-cinema.com you can find more information about this art temple and an interview with Jean-Jacques Schpoliansky (in French).
I got this postcard via Postcrossing swap from Aldo. It was drawn by Francois Avril, in honor of Jean-Jacques Schpoliansky voted in 2002 to best operator of the year by Le Film français. I love this winter scene with so many people they want to enjoy a good movie (In the mood of love by Wong Kar-Wei is posted), some good hours in a friendly atmosphere.
Merci Aldo!

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