Sunday, 23 February 2014

L'Alhambra


Isn't the above photo fantastic? It's one of the pictures shown at the current 'cinema in Versailles' photo exhibition on the outside walls of the king's veg garden. Now of course it is also very interesting to see that the 'Alhambra' was Versailles' first cinema, opened a century ago! It has since disappeared... Below, a nice collection of Versailles set film reviews!

Il manque le quatrième larron sur la photo principale ! C'est l'une des photos de l'expo du moment sur les murs du potager du roi. L'Alhambra, le premier cinéma versaillais, ouvrait ses portes avenue de Sceaux il y a un chouïa plus qu'un siècle. Il a malheureusement disparu. Dessous, quelques critiques de films tournés à Versailles !

19 comments:

Randy said...

Love that first photo!

William Kendall said...

That's a marvelous first pic!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I love that first photo!! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Ciel!!

RedPat said...

Wonderful! All for one and .....!

Lowell said...

The three musketeers? Fantastic. What a super exhibition. I wonder how many movies have incorporated Versailles?

Re your comment on Cedar Key: There's really no surf in Cedar Key...it's on the Gulf of Mexico and is sort of protected. Unless there's a hurricane, of course, then there's a very big surf! But you wouldn't want to try surfing on a surfboard!

Thérèse said...

Fabuleuse cette photo des trois mousquetaires et certainement la meilleure pub possible pour faire venir parents et enfants.

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

Apres tant de temps heureusement que quelques photos et critiques sont restes,merci du partage en tout cas ;o)

Stuart said...

I love old photos like this. Who is the 4th musketeer ?!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful historical photograph!

Halcyon said...

the photo is fantastic! Love the dramatic poses! :)

llandudnopictures said...

What a classic image, love it!

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree, the picture is awesome, what a fabulous exhibition!
Happy Sunday!
Léia

Michelle said...

That is a great photo!

cieldequimper said...

@ Stuart: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and... d'Artagnan...

VP said...

Love this, but it is so sad that the place disappeared.

Loree said...

What a coincidence, there used to be a movie theatre here called Alhambra. It has since closed down too.

Birdman said...

They call my 2 buddies and I the Apostles... but we could live with Musketeers too! One for all; all for one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous first shot Ciel, such a shame the Alhambra closed down, beyond restoration I guess?

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, wonderful. "The Three Musketeers" (film) a century ago?!