Le Grand Rex (Paris, France)
If you like your movies on a grand scale, the name of this theater – the largest in Europe – says it all. When film producer Jacques Haïk commissioned its construction in 1931, he had a single goal in mind: to make The Rex one of the world’s most beautiful theaters. He succeeded. With seating for 2,800 and a design scheme meant to mimic the great outdoors, Le Grand Rex’s vast space is perfectly matched to the big-budget movies it showcases.
Why It Stands Out: Le Grand Rex is the kind of theater that only Hollywood could dream up; its Art Deco façade beckons with hypnotizing neon signs, which lead patrons into a fairytale-like interior space. Which means there’s plenty to look at here, even if the movie stinks.Back to top