CINÉMA ÉTOILE LILAS
Opened in October 2012, Étoile Lilas is the rst cinema complex to open in Paris in almost ten years. Seven screens and 1,500 seats the com- plex was designed by Hardel & Le Bihan and is in contrast with the multiplexes that have opened outside the city. A vertical expression that is in physical and visual harmony with its environ- ment, the 20 m high superstructure is a 4 800 sqm jet-black box. Love seats are embroidered with a star and ease of circulation is assured with a pitch of 1.1m between rows. Screens vary from 8m to 18 m so that spectators can throw them- selves into the action. Yet it manages to retain the feel of a local cinema.