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.