In context : To the Grands Boulevards and beyond
(From : The Bouillon Chartier). Go back on the Grands Boulevards and keep heading East. Just before reaching the next subway station (namely : Bonne Nouvelle), you'll see the Grand Rex on your right.
Le Grand Rex is the largest cinema, theater and music venue in Paris, with 2,800 seats. An atmospheric theatre, the cinema features a starred "sky" overhead, as well as interior fountains. The cinema is a landmark of Art Deco style architecture. It features the largest screen in Europe, called grand large.
The theatre was built for Jacques Haïk, a wealthy film producer, and designed by Auguste Bluysen, a French architect. John Eberson, a Romanian-American, served as a consulting architect.
Construction began in 1931, and the theater opened its doors the following year on the night of December 8. A French government decree on the 5 of October 1981 listed the Cinéma Rex, its interior decor, rooves, and facades as a "Monument National".
Source : Wikipedia contributors, "Le Grand Rex"