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A pioneer and leader in France in the broadcasting of cultural events, Pathé has made spectacular events an integral part of its success.
Pathé in 2018
Employees in 5 countries
Visitors to our cinemas
films produced and distributed in France and the United Kingdom
2018 was a great year for Pathé that you can relive with the films, key figures and highlights of the year!
History of Pathé
Charles Pathé opens his first phonograph store in Paris.
Charles and Emile Pathé found Pathé Frères, specialised in the sale of phonographs and cinematographs. (Illustration with the two brothers – dominating cinema)
Pathé produces and distributes more than 10,000 films.
Pathé Frères becomes an industry and opens its first phonograph factory in Chatou. Also, the creation of the first Pathé rooster.
Pathé launches its film production department and opens its first studio.
Pathé is the leader in cinema in the United States. In December, Pathé opens its first cinema in Paris.
Pathé is a multinational company and launches the rental of films which replaces the sale and thus lays the foundations for the distribution of films.
Creation of Pathé-Journal, "the first film journal in the Universe".
Pathé creates serial films with the American series of The Perils of Pauline.
Launch of the Pathé-Baby, "home cinema", which makes film projection accessible for amateurs.
Creation of Kodak-Pathé, which takes over the film manufacturing business.
Under the direction of Bernard Natan, Pathé produces more than 60 feature films and has 9 film sets.
An important period for film production.
Pathé co-produces 85% of its films with foreign companies, mainly Italian.
Adrien Remaugé, director of Pathé, introduces the Aid Act, the precursor of the film industry's advance on receipts system.
GIE Pathé-Gaumont distributes to more than 700 screens in France. Pathé also invests in the production of films for television.
The Marignan-Concorde on the Champs-Elysées is the first cinema complex, the jewel of Pathé's cinema network.
The Chargeurs group, led by Jérôme Seydoux, acquires Pathé. It also creates the first European BSkyB satellite bouquet along with Rupert Murdoch.
Opening of Toulon Grand-Ciel, the first cinema multiplex in France.
Centenary exhibition "Pathé, First Empire of Cinema" at the George Pompidou Centre.
Pathé asked Margaret Youngblood (Landor Associates) to propose a new visual identity for the company. Based on the values of independence, innovation and integrity, Pathé's new identity is composed of the cock Charlie and a graphic charter that gives it a dynamic and modern brand image in line with the company's new growth.
Creation of Europalaces.
Pathé acquires Gaumont's 34% stake in Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé
Opening of the first multiplex in Africa, in Tunis.