Municipal Theatre, Le Patis de Conde, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France

France_peResearching this theatre (also known as the El Dorado) on the internet proved a bit difficult. It was the same basic facts repeated. Built Largely of millstone, construction on the theatre started in 1892 with an opening date of 1896.
The building served as a hospital during the Battle of the Marne in 1914. One website notes that early shows were given by troops passing through. 
While tourism refers to the theatre as a “place where you can attend concerts, plays, and association meetings.”

One expects a little more from a theatre with a century of history.

The posters in the above are for early film shows:

poster1poster2Today, the theatre apparently features motion pictures regularly.

Postcard is part of the Theatre Talks collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society .
He is currently available for theatre walks and talks in 2013.


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