Secret cinema found beneath Paris
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.”
I have no idea if this is entirely accurate (the bit about the note seems like the perfect fake urban myth tagline) as a Google search for this exact paragraph leads to this exact paragraph on a Wikipedia page for Les UX, an underground Parisian movement. But there’s no source for some of those details.
However, there is this and this. So this is/was real. (Oh, and that photo up there probably doesn’t need to have pixelated faces. The full-size, clear-face shot was in that Wired article three months ago.)
And with that said…