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The Fabulous Destiny of the Beaubien Theater

The documentary sheds light on the Beaubien cinema, a charming little cinema in the Rosemont district of Montreal. In the early 2000s, the establishment survived the bankruptcy of giant Cineplex Odeon. Thanks to the mobilization of citizens, filmmakers, traders and politicians, the cinema was able to free itself from its old name, Le Dauphin, to become the Cinéma Beaubien and continue to exist. For 20 years, it has always been located in front of the magnificent Molson Park, with its outdoor ticket office and illuminated marquee.

  • Geneviève Mallette
    Director
  • Geneviève Mallette
    Writer
  • Jarrett Mann
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le fabuleux destin du cinéma Beaubien
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Geneviève Mallette

Geneviève Mallette has been an advertising copywriter for nearly 20 years. Graduated from UQAM in communication - cinema specialty - in 2001, she then moved on to writing and advertising creation, while continuing to frequent film sets. Passionate about art and culture, she wrote and directed in 2021 The Fabulous Destiny of the Beaubien Theater, a documentary on the 20th anniversary of this mythical neighbourhood cinema.

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