November 20, 2018—Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie have announced that La Géode in Paris will be closed for renovations beginning Friday, November 30, 2018, and will reopen to the public in 2020. There has been no announcement on which projection system the theater will have when it reopens.
Opened 32 years ago, the Géode is located in the Parc de La Villette complex (Paris 19th arrondissement), on the south esplanade of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The theater gives audiences the unique opportunity to watch documentary films on one of the largest hemispherical screens in the world. On January 9, 2018, following a call for innovative projects, Universcience (the public establishment for the Palais de la Découverte and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie) granted the management of this iconic Parisian cinema to Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont.
Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont are leaders of exhibition theatres in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. They are also present in Belgium. At the end of 2017, Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont operated 111 movie theatres, totaling 1,091 screens, 66.2 million admissions and 760 million euros in revenue. Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont strategy of upgrading and modernizing is based on an active policy of creation, reconstruction, and renovation, constant innovation with the latest technologies, new and adapted services and an optimized viewer experience, at the cinema and online.
Les Cinemas Pathé Gaumont is owned by Pathé, one of the biggest film producers in Europe and a major player in film distribution.
Source: Les Cinemas Pathé Gaumont