The Kinopanorama: the last pictures
The Kinopanorama closed down July 8 2002 after the 6pm show; no-one seemed to care at all, and the beautiful theater died thrown away by its owners like garbage.
As Parisian moviegoers, we have wonderful memories from this theater. Let's remember this magical place and start the visit; and have a tissue ready...
To end this article, the last schedules of the "Kino" as printed in "l'Officiel des spectacles":|
May 15: that week, the last two real first-run movies the Kino played: Samsara and Star Wars.
The following schedules present the last moments of glory of the Kino: the only print in France of the director's cut of Amadeus, in Dolby Digital (but no 70mm!)
July 3: the end is very close (officially decided, but it remained a secret until the end). And now for the "grand ending", a Disney cartoon, released two weeks earlier, which was not selling many tickets, dubbed in French and only during daytime; this may have been done to keep moviegoers and reporters out of the Kino for its last day. There were about five persons in the theater, probably watching unknowingly the Kino's last show Tuesday 9 at 6pm... Did a single one of them stayed during the end credits and saw the curtains close for the last time?
12 Juin: The prestigious re-run
19 Juin: Death seems closer than ever! The closure date had been changed several times (which was good), but some of the staff was transfered to other Gaumont theaters, and the Kinopanorama could not remain open all day, even though Amadeus was a big hit.
26 Juin: No-one would ignore Spider-Man was coming to town!
July 10: nothing more to add...
A few days after the last show, the signs have already been removed; in the lobby, piles of seats can be seen. The place is dead, it's time to move on and walk away...
Thanks to: Everyone at the Kino
All pictures: © Silver Screens 2002
Kinopanorama - 60, avenue de la Motte-Piquet - 75015 Paris