Formerly known as the Racine Odeon was acquired by producer and distributor ‘Haut et Court’ with the intention of revamping it in order to offer a new way of experiencing the cinema. Matali Crasset was called in to produce a contemporary space housing an intimate scale cinema with conditions of picture and sound only found in multiplexes, and a small bar.
The architect’s intention was to design an open space on the street as an answer to the usual black, dark, impermeable box of a cinema. Nouvel Odeon is equipped with state of the art technology. After the screening, the theater opens and transforms into a reception room with an ingenious system of movable tables. With its adjacent bar area, the New Odeon can accommodate up to 120 people becoming the ideal venue for cocktail, breakfast or brunch. An elevator leading directly to the dining area makes it the one of the few cinema in the Latin Quarter accessible to the disabled.