25 Avenue du President Wilson,
Blois 41000

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Architects: Henri Jannin

Functions: Beauty Salon

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Wilson Cinema, Wilson

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Located in the town of Blois, midway between Tours & Orleans. The Wilson Cinema was opened on 14th June 1919 with Charlie Chaplin in “Easy Street” & William Russell in “Jack the Boxer”.

In February 1936 it was closed to be remodelled in an Art Deco style, reopening on 24th September 1936. It survived the German bombing of the town in June 1940, but was destroyed by Allied bombing in June 1944, killing several people inside the cinema.

It was rebuilt to the plans of architect Henri Jannin and re-opened as the Le Wilson in March 1955 with seating provided for 350. In 1985 two more auditorium were created in the basement. It was re-named Les Caesars. Later one of the basement cinemas went over to screening adult movies. The cinema was closed in 2002 following the opening of a 4-screen multiplex in the town.

By 2019 the building is in use as a hairdresser & beauty parlour.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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