Plans are afoot for a major multiplex cinema in Rodez, which will no doubt be a great attraction for the town's growing student population. I can't help but wonder, though, about the fate of our three existing cinemas, especially "Le Family", the only movie theater right in the town center.
A quick look on the Internet gave me no information about the history of this theater, so it's a subject I'll have to look into in the city archives. I imagine it was built over fifty years ago, so the half English name is rather surprising. Using English every which way in shop and business names is quite the fashion in France these days, but I don't think it was then.
Part of the building is covered with exquisite mosaic work, and the artisans left their signature:
Ever interested in French businesses of the past, I took a look around the Internet for anything written about the Toulouse "Fauré Carrelages" (tileworks) company. No sign. Another French company of another era, long gone and forgotten.