Formerly the Racine Odeon, Le Nouvel Odeon has been freshly renovated by French design guru and protegee of Philippe Starck, Matali Crasset. Wanting to break with the tradition of the movie house as black box, Crasset has created a open structure for the entrance and a colourful, light and airy space for the screen itself, with red walls and bright orange chairs, creating a fresh and funky new cinema on the left bank. There is also a small but beautifully designed cafe offering quality and often organic drinks and snacks, and a cosy red sofa space perched above the cafe where you can debrief after a film with a drink. Innovative additions include numbered seating that you can reserve in advance, baby cinema sessions on Saturday mornings where you can keep up to date with film with your little one on your lap and children's cinema screenings on Sunday mornings.
Le Nouvel Odéon
6 rue de l'école de médecine
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