Shortwave | shtetl goes to cinéma l’amour


People ask me all the time what the connection is between porn, magic and Hungarian Jews. In this clip from a Shtetl Valentine’s Day special we meet Stephen, a Hungarian Jew and the owner of Cinéma l’Amour – the last single screen porn theatre in Quebec . Before the theatre was known in its present incarnation, it had many other lives including as a vaudeville theatre called The Globe, known to play Yiddish film and also rumoured to be the place where Harry Houdini, A Hungarian Jew just like Stephen, was said to receive the blow to the stomach which killed him. Come take a tour of L’Amour and get a unique taste of Jewish Montreal!  Music by Pink Martini and Stereototal.