Cineac Gare Saint Lazare

Gare Saint Lazare,
Paris 75008

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dvorit on August 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Dear Cineac Researcher
Do contact me please

CTSteve on July 11, 2008 at 5:41 pm


Newsreels were created by Pathé Frères of France in 1908, this form of film was a staple of the typical North American, British, and Commonwealth countries (especially Canada, Australia and New Zealand), and throughout European cinema programming schedule from the silent era until the 1960s when television news broadcasting completely supplanted its role.

In 1929 William Fox purchased a former Broadway theatre called the Embassy. He changed the format from a $2 show twice a day to a continuous 25 cent programme establishing the first newsreel theatre in the USA. The idea was such a success that Fox and his backers announced they would start a chain of newsreel theatres across the USA.

The Cineac Chain of Cinemas were created by Reginald Ford, son of a London based Jewish merchant named Joe Ford [birth name: Joel Flegeltaub]. The Cineac Chain consisted of somewhere between 15 and 20 cinemas throughout Europe.