Napoleon Reviews

“At 9:40 p.m. Saturday, the near-capacity crowd at the 3,000-seat Paramount Theatre rose from the places it had settled into eight hours earlier and cheered a mighty cheer, the kind of full-throated, sustained roar not usually heard in a movie theater. The audience had just lived through one of the world’s great cinematic experiences: an all-day screening (complete with snack and dinner breaks) of Abel Gance’s mesmerizing 5½-hour silent film from 1927, accompanied by Carl Davis conducting the 46-piece Oakland East Bay Symphony, performing his own superb score. Their applause and shouts paid tribute to both the sustaining power of this kind of moviegoing experience and to Gance's creative genius.”

“Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a movie theater. You walk out exhilarated. It’s a day you will remember for the rest of your life!”

“ ‘Thrilling’ is the only word to describe the experience of watching Abel Gance’s
5½ hour epic Napoleon, at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, accompanied by Carl Davis and the Oakland East Bay Symphony.
One of the great moviegoing events of your life.”

Thorina Rose illustrates the NAPOLEON experience, The Bay Citizen

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

Peter Debruge, Variety

Thompson on Hollywood

Financial Times Financial Times

Mick LaSalle for San Francisco Chronicle

Napoleon Previews

Don’t wait for it to come to a theater near you —
getting Gance’s magnum opus on a screen is a Herculean task!"

“In 10 or 20 or 30 years, when this screening of Napoleon is
only a memory, film lovers will ask – were you there?
‘Did you see the Napoleon at the Paramount in 2012?’”

“You don't want to kick yourself afterwards
for missing out on this experience!”

“This is a big deal. In fact, it’s almost impossible to overemphasize just what a big deal this is, or how unlikely this is to happen again.”

“The world will once again be divided between those who have seen Napoleon and those who have not when the film comes to the Paramount Theatre, which, like Napoleon itself, has to be seen to be believed.”

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