Originally constructed in 1938, Cine Lux, like other old cinemas in Phnom Penh, is threatened by the rapid and chaotic development in the city. Built in a splendid modern Art Deco style, it was designed by French architect Roger Colne, and is one of the well-known cinemas in Phnom Penh. Located along Norodom Boulevard, Cine Lux was used until the early 1990s for variety of activities including film screenings and Theatre performances. After renovation, it re-opened in 2001 with a total of 650 seats. The Cine Lux is truly unique and different from other cinemas, and is even equipped to occasionally show 35 mm movies.