Eden Theater

Historic site and monument
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The Eden Theater opened on 16 June 1889 and is therefore the oldest cinema in the world.
It was originally built for theater performances, concerts, and even wrestling shows. However, it became famous thanks to the Lumière brothers. In fact, Eden would not be of any meaning today if it did not host the first private screening of a film in September 1895.
In fact, it was in 1895 that brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière invented their own apparatus which was a camera and a projector, at the same time, thus allowing for images to be displayed on a moving screen.
However, even if Eden had not hosted this historic event, it is the oldest cinema still in existence, making it an integral part of the heritage of the average film.
Eden was purchased by the City Council in April 1992 and was classified as a historic monument on February 12, 1996. The reopening of the Eden, after a complete restoration, took place in October 2013.
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    • In the old centre
Eden Theater
25 Boulevard Georges Clémenceau
La Ciotat
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Eden Théâtre
25 Boulevard Georges Clémenceau
La Ciotat
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.177329
Longitude : 5.610516