Saturday, January 7, 2012

Movies, mirrors and reflections.....

Yesterday I went to see 'The Women on the 6th Floor' a new French movie at Cinema Paradiso on James Street in Northbridge. It's such a great place to see alternate and foreign movies. There are four small theatres, they all used to have glamorous movie star names like 'the Sophia Loren Theatre', but now unfortunately they are just 1,2,3 and 4..pourquoi, je ne comprends pas!  It's still a super place, kind of dark and atmospheric, all mirrors, glass and low lighting and now fully licensed, so if you wanted to you could sip a glass of vino while you watch a movie, but contraire to what you might have heard (four glasses of champers at NY quel horreur!), I don't actually drink very often and I know for sure if I drank a glass of wine in the movies I'd be asleep before the title credits finished rolling, heck sometimes I fall asleep even without the vino!! I can absolutely recommend the movie if you're after something light and amusing, I love  French  humor, c'est très drôle.....! I hope you have some good laughs this weekend.....p.s. can you spot my 'pins' in the reflections below?

42 comments:

  1. These are great pictures !

    A good weekend for you all.

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  2. What a great theatre that is! It reminds me of ones I used to frequent when I was on assignment in St. Louis Missouri. One of our theatres here just became "fully licensed" as you say and now serves wine and food with waiters actually coming to your seat to take your order. Couple that with the huge, plush reclining seats and you have a fantastic experience. Make me think of flying first class.
    Nice "pins" by the way. :-) Have a great weekend.

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  3. That is indeed a great looking theater and sounds like a fun night out! I rarely go to movies anymore, they're way too expensive, and the normal Hollywood movie generally leaves me pretty bored or annoyed, but then I don't watch TV either. People around here are always asking me what I do all day and evening???? Hard to explain that I do stay busy ALL the time. But if I had access to theaters like yours and the ones Sharon wrote about, I think I might change my life style somewhat! Happy Weekend, Grace!!

    Sylvia

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  4. Reflections are so interesting! Great shots!

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  5. I fall asleep watching movies on TV even without the wine so I would have to skip that too. Nice looking theatre & pins!

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  6. Those reflections make a wonderful lighting effect. I can't remember the last time I went to the movies. Grudge paying that much for a film. There aren't many that appeal, either. I prefer live theatre and have picked up tickets to a couple of the more obscure Festival of Sydney shows (the ones I really wanted booked out very early on).

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  7. Would not have thought it is a cinema!
    I once went into a french movie, and slept for two hours.

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  8. Love that 'concession' area. Have a great weekend.

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  9. A fun venue. In such elegant surroundings you can make believe you're French. We have an old Masonic temple that's been converted to a movie theater, furnished with sofas instead of the usual seats. Full bar, of course, plus pool tables and a bowling alley.

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  10. I like that it's not like the cookie cutter theaters we have here. I watched the trailer for that movie. It looks great.

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  11. Grace, you made me want to go to the movies, so I just managed to convice hubby, and we are going to cinema Paradiso in Northbridge tonight! What a lovely movie old-world movie house.

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  12. It looks like a great place to have fun... Same with Sami, you made me want to go to the movies, it's been a long time I didn't have such a great time at the cinema.

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  13. Great !
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  14. What an interesting place! i like those mirrors everywhere! I'm glad you enjoyed a french moment. BUT: I'm so surprised that you may drink wine during the watching! here, you're allowed to drink some soda , and not in every theater..

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  15. Wow, THAT is so stylish!
    I like the way you composed your images.

    - Happy weekend!

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  16. Yes I miss movies in the cinema, especially when I was a kid sitting on the top deck and flicking ice cream on the heads below!

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  17. I found the film a bit disappointing, the ending mainly. Just incongruous that he would follow the servant back to Spain and his wife do something equivalent in the opposite direction. It is just another mistake, not the same one, but a different one. But still a mistake. I think it worked on caricatures.

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  18. Yes I like those small theaters, it has a special atmosphere. We have some in Amsterdam too.

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  19. Why not set up a movement to reclaim the exotic cinema names?? A building THAT atmospheric has GOT to work better with more picturesque-sounding accoutrements!!!

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  20. I wish I have a camera and skills like you. awesome!!!!!

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  21. Wine at the movies is great, and you pre order the staff to bring you another half way through. This movie was under discussion tonight when we caught up with friends.

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  22. Nice photos, Grace! I'm impressed with everything - the lighting, the colors, the sharpness, and especially your "pins"!

    Wish we had such a theater, but alas, no.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Hope that you enjoyed the movie as much as I did Grace. Great reflections.
    PS: I also enjoyed a glass of white wine but thankfully did not fall asleep!

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  24. Fantastic, Grace! All shots are great.

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  25. yes on the pins though I've never heard the expression. I vote to bring back the glamor names

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  26. What a cool movie theater! Sounds like fun too.

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  27. It's a spectacular shot! I like a lot lights and refelctions! Good sunday, Arianna

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  28. Je vois les bouteilles de wisky en double, même en triple... Aurais-je trop bu?
    Bonne fin de journée, Gracie!

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  29. I guess you can still call each theater whatever you want. :)
    Love all the reflections. These kind of little art cinemas are the best.

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  30. I like much more the less glamorous names: they are practical!

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  31. A very reflective photo indeed, Grace!
    I love going to French movies - I'm over due for one!

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  32. Very pretty! I would also fall asleep if I had a glass of wine at the movies.

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  33. Had to laugh Grace- I tend to fall asleep with or without the vino. Wow! This is a classy cinema - unfortunately a lot of cinemas have closed in our city centre - très domage!

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  34. nice movie ?
    should be an interesting place however... nice photos.. ciao ciao ciao

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  35. The mirrored surfaces give this theater a bit of sizzle. Yes, I like foreign and alternative movies. Just don't tell any of my male friends. It is so chick!

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  36. Interesting effects with the mirrors!

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  37. Fantastic reflections! I love old movie theaters...although they are hard to find these days. I'll have to remember that movie :D

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