About la Cinémathèque Française
La Cinémathèque Française is located in Paris, France. It was founded in 1936 as a nonprofit film organization and holds one of the largest archives of film documents and film-related objects in the world. The Paris archive offers daily screenings of worldwide films, a Museum dedicated to Georges Méliès and two exhibitions a year.
Here are some of the Technicolor artifacts you can find at the Cinémathèque Française
We have a Technicolor camera in our collection, a small collection of documents (patents…) and approximately 70 prints in Technicolor (21 on nitrate) but not before 1943.
How easy is it to visit Cinémathèque Française Museum?
La Cinémathèque française is in Paris XII, near the Gare de Lyon railway station. It is open to all, with the cheapest movie tickets in Paris : 7€. All movies are presented in their original version, with subtitles.
Are there any Technicolor films you can see at Cinémathèque Française just now?
We do have a Douglas Sirk retrospective (August 31 – October 26) right now, with all his Technicolor masterpieces : Imitation of Life, Magnificent Obsession, Written on the Wind, All That Heaven Allows etc. This season, among others, we’ll also show Fritz Lang Technicolors (Western Union, The Tiger of Eschnapur…),Hugo Fregonese (Apache Drums, The Raid…), Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me in St Louis, The Pirate…) or Marilyn Monroe (Niagara, River of no Return…).
Discover more about Cinémathèque Française on their website, and the legacy and history of Technicolor Creative Studios here.