Relax on the green lawns of the Parc de la Villette, in the 19th district in the north east of Paris; as dusk falls the screenings begin at the Open Air Cinema Festival (Cinéma en plein air). A cultural highlight every summer with a different theme each time, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films, both new releases and cult films of the past.
Lesser known films and short films are also screened. Special events and activities are open to all. Entry to the screenings at the Open Air Film Festival is free of charge for all. You can hire deckchairs and blankets on site for a more comfortable screening, and audiences are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy it before the screening begins. All films are shown in their original language, foreign films are shown with French subtitles.
This year, the theme is: Dress Code.
With: Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (Jacques Demy), Fargo (Joel Coen), La Piel que Habito (Pedro Almodovar), Corpse Bride (Tim Burton), Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
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Grande Halle de La Villette
Adapted to disabled people
Access facilities offered to disabled people
Free and reduced for disabled people.
Accessibility for disabled people
- Visually impaired: 3D tactile model at reception, Braille and large print documents, outdoor cinema with audio described and subtitled films.
- Hearing impaired: a member of staff at reception is trained in French Sign Language, there is also an induction hearing loop at reception.
You can find out more on http://www.villette.com/fr/villette-pratique/accessibilite-du-parc/.
Contact: + 33 (0)1 40 03 75 75 between 9.30am and 6.30pm.