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Open-Air Cinema in Paris ⋆ SECRETS OF PARIS

In the event you’re in Paris this summer time, be part of the locals for a night of free open-air cinema, a well-liked solution to beat the warmth on a price range (particularly for these with out air-con). The Cinéma en Plein Air on the Parc de la Villette is the most well-liked, however there are additionally just a few others you would possibly wish to take a look at.

Cinéma en Plein Air on the Parc de la Villette

The doorway to the Prairie du Triangle

The Parc de la Villette in northeast Paris (nineteenth arrondissement, M° Porte de Pantin) hosts open-air movies each Wednesday-Saturday night time on their huge garden often called Le Prairie du Triangle from mid-July by way of mid-August. The movies — usually from around the globe, however largely in English or French) are in VO (unique model) with subtitles in French (besides for teenagers’ movies: this 12 months’s Aristocats screening will probably be dubbed in French), with the sound is broadcast on loudspeakers. The movies are normally classics (or cult classics) and blockbusters that you’ll have already seen, which is definitely good, as a result of there might be fairly a little bit of noise and motion round you as individuals are picnicking with their pals, making it exhausting to focus on the movie alone. Consider it as extra of a social occasion than a severe movie screening, and also you gained’t be dissatisfied!

The garden opens from 7am, so there’s no level in getting there sooner than that. However be sure to don’t wait till the final minute, both, since you’ll must undergo safety and discover a great place earlier than it fills up! Lounge chairs might be rented (first come, first served) for €7/every or 5 for €20. You too can deliver your personal blanket and cushions, however attempt to place your self behind different folks with out chairs otherwise you gained’t see something.

The Prairie du Triangle at Parc de la Villette
Earlier than the group arrives and the display screen is inflated…

Among the best components about these screenings is that you would be able to normally include a giant group of pals (or your loved ones) with out worrying about area…so long as you don’t wait till the final minute on an evening when there’s a giant movie displaying. You’re allowed — and inspired — to deliver a picnic, however they’re very strict in regards to the guidelines: no glass containers of any variety, no aluminum cans, no corkscrews, knives, or sharp cutlery (wooden or plastic cutlery is okay, and it is a nice time to check wine in a field!) Canines, skateboards, trottinettes, suitcases and bikes are additionally not allowed (there’s a free bike parking space subsequent door that’s guarded throughout the movies). You too can purchase drinks from the bar, in addition to popcorn, cheese naans and oysters (vive la France), however comfort comes at a value (take a look at the menu right here).

This 12 months’s theme for summer time 2022 is “Alors on danse” (Let’s Dance”). Movies begin at sundown, which is anyplace from 9:3opm to 10:30pm (later in July, earlier in August), so pay attention to the truth that the movie would possibly finish after the final metro (you’ll discover an enormous exodus simply earlier than, even when the film remains to be going), so have a Plan B for getting dwelling (bike, taxi, stroll, night time bus, and so on). If the climate seems iffy, verify the Parc de la Villette Fb web page to see if the screening remains to be scheduled or canceled.

Official photo from Parc de La Villette
When it’s full! Official photograph #CineVillette

Right here’s the complete schedule for summer time 2022:

Begin Time 10:30pm

  • Wednesday, July 20 – FLASHDANCE – Adrian Lyne -1983 -1h35
  • Thursday, July 21 – PLAY– Ballet by Alexander Ekman -2017 -1h45
  • Friday, July 22 – PULP FICTION – Quentin Tarantino -1994 -2h36 (12 years outdated and up)
  • Saturday, July twenty third – THE ARISTOCATS – Wolfgang Reitherman -1971 -1h19 (Dubbed in French)
  • Sunday, July 24 – LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT -Jacques Demy -1967 -2h08

Begin Time 10:15pm

  • Wednesday, July 27 – COLD WAR – Pawel Pawlikowski-2018 -1h29
  • Thursday, July 28 – NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES  – Céline Sciamma -2007 -1h25
  • Friday, July 29 – BILLY ELLIOTT – Stephen Daldry -2000 -1h52
  • Saturday, July 30 – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – John Badham -1978 -1h53
  • Sunday, July 31 – LES CHAUSSONS ROUGES– Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger -1949 -2h13

Begin Time 10pm

  • Wednesday, August 3 – MAIN DANS LA MAIN – Valérie Donzelli -2012 -1h24
  • Thursday, August 4 – LE GRAND BAL – Laetitia Carton -2018 -1h29
  • Friday, August 5 – BLACK SWAN – Darren Aronofsky -2011 -1h48
  • Saturday, August 6 – THE ARTIST – Michel Hazanavicius -2011 -1h40
  • Sunday, August 7 – BONJOUR TRISTESSE– Otto Preminger -1958 -1h34

Begin Time 9:45pm

  • Wednesday, August 10 – SI C’ETAIT DE L’AMOUR – Patric Chiha -2020 -1h22
  • Thursday, August 11 – EDEN – Mia Hansen-Løve-2014 -2h11
  • Friday, August 12 – DANCER IN THE DARK – Lars Von Trier -2000 -2h21
  • Saturday, August 13 – EYES WIDE SHUT – Stanley Kubrick -1999 -2h40
  • Sunday, August 14 – LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL – Frank Capra -1948-2h09

Begin Time 9:30pm

  • Wednesday, August 17 – GRISGRIS– Mahamat- Saleh Haroun -2013 -1h40
  • Thursday, August 18 – GIRL – Lukas Dhont -2018 -1h46
  • Friday, August 19 – LES BIEN-AIMÉS – Christophe Honoré -2011 -2h19
  • Saturday, August 20 – HIGH HEELS – Pedro Almodovar -1992 -1h55
  • Sunday, August 21 – WEST SIDE STORY – Robert Clever and Jerome Robbins-1962 -2h33

Different Open-Air Cinema Venues in Paris

In the event you’re well-organized and don’t have too many individuals in your entourage, you would possibly wish to take a look at among the different choices out there in Pais this summer time.

The Rooftop at Lodge Paradiso

The Cinema-Lodge Paradiso (135 blvd Diderot, twelfth, M° Nation), which is a part of the MK2 Cinema subsequent door, screens free open-air movies on its rooftop bar each Sunday night time from 9:30pm from June 12 till September 18th. Very similar to the Parc de la Villette, they present a collection of worldwide movies, primarily cult classics that may attraction to the Parisian hipsters (word that fairly just a few are for adults solely).

Rooftop Film at Hotel Paradiso
The official press photograph…word there are normally extra chairs crammed in right here on film night time.

There aren’t any reservations, however there are solely 30 spots (a grassy raised space and a wood deck space, each with folding chairs) so that you’ll must get there fairly early to seize a spot…6pm wouldn’t be a foul concept in the event you actually wish to get in. The rooftop bar opens Sundays from 2pm, with a small menu of drinks and snacks (Bob’s Café is downstairs on the bottom flooring of the lodge). Be aware that if it’s sunny, there aren’t any parasols or shade until the solar occurs to sizzling the little potted timber on the proper angle, so that you’ll wish to deliver a big hat…or perhaps an umbrella.

Cinema Paradiso Rooftop Schedule

Cinéma sur le Toit de la Machine du Moulin Rouge x Bar à Bulles

The Bar à Bulles is the rooftop bar of the nightclub connected to the well-known cabaret, La Machine de la Moulin Rouge (90 blvd de Clichy, bar entrance at 4 Cité Veron, 18th, M° Blanche) with a view from the opposite facet of the pink windmill) hosts free movie screenings each Wednesday night time from June twenty ninth by way of September seventh.

There are three issues that distinguish this open-air cinema from the others:

  • you’ll be able to reserve your spot prematurely (and be placed on the waitlist in the event you don’t get a seat)
  • there are headphones for the sound so you’ll be able to really hear the movie
  • they make a degree of selecting 50% male administrators and 50% feminine administrators
Open air rooftop cinema at Bar à Bulles, Machine de la Moulin Rouge
Photograph from the Bar à Bulles

To order one of many spots, it’s essential to be prepared: every movie is open to reservations on the Thursday earlier than the subsequent screening…They usually go quick! You reserve by way of an app referred to as Cube (and in the event you can’t make it, they ask that you simply cancel your reservation so somebody on the waitlist can get there in time to see the movie). You’ll find it on their web site right here.

The rooftop opens at 8:30pm for these with reservations, they usually ask that you simply arrive no later than 45 minutes earlier than the screening begins to verify your spot is saved. Right here is the schedule (click on for the hyperlink to the FB occasions web page):

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