BNP Paribas and the cinema in 9 founding dates (Timeline)


Poster - BNP Paribas Historical Archives

In 1917 began a joint history between BNP Paribas and the cinema that has spread over 100 years. Indeed, over time the bank has been involved in all areas of the film-making industry: production, distribution and diffusion. It supports several festivals and contributes to the restoration of films. BNP Paribas, supported by its subsidiaries, the BNL in Italy and BNP Paribas Fortis in Belgium, which are very active in the film-making industry, quickly became the European bank of the 7th art.


BNP Paribas and the cinema in 9 founding dates

BNP Paribas and the cinema in 9 founding dates


Share Société Générale des Cinématographes Eclipse in 1917 - BNP Paribas Historical Archives

Share of the Société Générale des Cinématographes Eclipse, 1917 – BNP Paribas Historical Archives


Cinema Gaumont Palace in 1931 - BNP Paribas Historical Archives

Cinema Gaumont Palace in 1931 – BNP Paribas Historical Archives


Poster in 2004 on Rentrée du Cinéma - BNP Paribas Historical Archives

Poster of 2004 on “Rentrée du Cinema” – BNP Paribas Historical Archives


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