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Eden Théâtre

Historic site and monument in La Ciotat
  • The Éden Théâtre, the oldest cinema in the world still in operation, is located in La Ciotat.

  • A rebirth which of course marks the history of La Ciotat, already intimately linked to the world of the seventh art, thanks in particular to the Lumière brothers. A mythical place in La Ciotat, the Eden Theatre opened for the first time on 15 June 1889 and has survived the centuries. It was on 21 March 1899 that the moving image was first shown in the theatre during a paying screening of films from the Lumière catalogue. Dear to the hearts of the inhabitants of La Ciotat, it became over the...
    A rebirth which of course marks the history of La Ciotat, already intimately linked to the world of the seventh art, thanks in particular to the Lumière brothers. A mythical place in La Ciotat, the Eden Theatre opened for the first time on 15 June 1889 and has survived the centuries. It was on 21 March 1899 that the moving image was first shown in the theatre during a paying screening of films from the Lumière catalogue. Dear to the hearts of the inhabitants of La Ciotat, it became over the years a popular neighbourhood cinema which had to close in 1995 for safety reasons. Listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments, it has been revived in a coherent and harmonious cultural programme. A project that has become a reality and is part of the Marseille Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture operation, of which it was one of the main events.
    Now restored, the Éden Théâtre is both a place of memory and a magnificent cinema looking to the future, which operates all year round with a programme combining the heritage of the seventh art, festivals, education in the image of new generations and digital technologies.

    Accessible for disabled
  • Environment
    • Town location
    • In the historic centre
  • Tourism and handicap
Services
  • Activities
    • Concert
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Guided tours
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open On Tuesday, On Wednesday, On Thursday, On Friday, On Saturday, On Sunday
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