Movies outdoors

In summer, films are screened outdoors in different areas of the capital

Cinéma en plein air, butte Montmartre, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Cinema and Paris go well together. In summer, films are screened outdoors in different areas of the capital. A great way to enjoy a movie under the stars!

Want to see a movie on a big screen comfortably seated in a deckchair? Then don't miss Cinéma en plein air at La Villette. This has been a well-established rendezvous with moviegoers for more than twenty years thanks to a rich and varied programme. The festival takes place over a month on the lawns of the Prairie du Triangle from late July to late August.

Every summer, the ‘Chaise et l’Ecran’ (‘Chair and Screen’) in the 11th arrondissement provides a quality programme of films with a film personality as patron. Giving prominence to great French directors such as Maurice Pialat, François Truffaut and Henri Verneuil, this festival sometimes mixes film screenings with concerts of film music. Note: most French films are subtitled in English.

Finally, if you like short films, go to the Festival Silhouette, which takes place from late August to early September in the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau-Rouge, in the 19th arrondissement. This free event has been taking place since 2002 and is dedicated exclusively to short films. As a bonus, each screening is preceded by a concert.

Open Air Cinema

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from 15 July 2020 to 16 August 2020
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

Silhouette Festival

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August - September 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

For a week at the end of summer, the Silhouette association puts on a free festival dedicated to short films.

La Chaise et l’écran

July - August 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Cinema festival in the 11th arrondissement.

Films under the Stars

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June 2020
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

Cinema comes to the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud

Soirées Ciné Pop'

July 2020
Le Centquatre - 5 rue Curial, Paris

Picnics, an open stage and cinema: summer at the Centquatre

Cinema at Bar à bulles

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July - September 2020
La Machine du Moulin Rouge - 90 boulevard de Clichy, Paris

Open air cinema sessions at La Machine du Moulin Rouge