PHOTOS: Construction Walls Up at Palais du Cinema Entrance in the France Pavilion at EPCOT

Exciting things are coming to the home of “Impressions De France” in the France Pavilion! Today, we saw that new construction walls have appeared just outside the Palais du Cinema.

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Palais du Cinéma, which hosts the popular “Impressions de France” film, temporarily ceased showings on October 2nd after closing for refurbishment.

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Since the closure, work has begun on the installation of a new digital projection system for the Impressions show. Additionally, the new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along will debut at the Cinema during the 2020 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. Both shows will play at the theater intermittently upon its reopening.

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Recently, this area of the France Pavilion saw the removal of trees that lined the cobblestone streets along the central planter and fountain. Speaking of cobblestones, over by Les Halles, guest pathways are being repaved in favor of smooth concrete.

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We love the little details of France — even when it’s a construction zone. In a basket of flowers sitting beside by the French flag and a mini Eiffel Tower, a sign reads, “Exciting changes are coming!” A pin board sits on the wall to the right.

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The exit of the theater appears unchanged, and there is no new signage yet.

Are you looking forward to seeing the new “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along once it debuts during the festival, or are you eagerly awaiting the return of the classic and eerily beautiful “Impressions de France”? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, you can read more about the “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along––including its surprising plot twist––in this post here.

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