F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Le Grand Rex

1 Blvd. Poissonnière
Paris , France http://www.legrandrex.com
011 33 8 92 68 05 96

Original Debut: When the king of theaters broke ground in 1931, with a whopping 3,300 seats and a John Eberson–designed interior, patrons were dazzled by its potted palm trees, faux Venetian monuments, and a ceiling that shimmered with tiny starlike lights. On its opening night, it seemed everyone in Paris was seated inside—even on-duty nurses and policemen.

Now Showing: Le Grand Rex still shows the latest flicks and film premieres, and some fairly big concerts have been staged here (‘80s icons Morrissey and Grace Jones are both scheduled to perform this coming fall), but you can also catch festivals throughout the year. Every April, the Jules Verne Festival for adventure films makes a stopover here; and in late December there’s the Féerie des Eaux, or “water show,” during which 1,200 jets of water are shot from onstage fountains to celebrate the latest family-friendly film premiere (in 2008, it was Madagascar 2).

advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
How we use your email address
advertisement
Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.