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Open Air Cinema Member

from 18 July 2018 to 19 August 2018

211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement

Cinéma en plein air, Parc de la Villette, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand


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.

The theme of the 2018 festival: 'Shall we sing?'

The 2018 programme (subject to change):

  • 18 July: La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016)
  • 19 July: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004)
  • 20 July: Karaoke with ARTE
  • 21 July: The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
  • 22 July: Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968)
  • 25 July: Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Aki Kaurismäki, 1990)
  • 26 July: Holy Motors (Léos Carax, 2012)
  • 27 July: Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014)
  • 28 July: Love Songs (Christophe Honoré, 2017)
  • 29 July: Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962)
  • 1 August: Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)
  • 2 August: Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
  • 3 August: Same Old Song (Alain Resnais, 1997)
  • 4 August: Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1997)
  • 5 August: Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
  • 8 August: Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2013)
  • 9 August: Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007)
  • 10 August: Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2003)
  • 11 August: Tie me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1990)
  • 12 August: The River of No Return (Otto Preminger, 1954)
  • 15 August: Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, 2014)
  • 16 August: Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
  • 17 August: Promised Land (Gus Van Sant, 2013)
  • 18 August: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (Daft Punk/Leiji Matsumoto/Kazuhisa, 2003)
  • 19 August: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964)


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Parc de La Villette - Plein Air

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban cultural park in the capital. 55 hectares of park, of which 35 are open-air, mix nature and modern architecture, playgrounds and activity areas for children and adults, cultural spaces and theatres. Open from 6am to 1am, the park is accessible by metro, bus, foot, bicycle and even boat. Visitors can stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq where there are a number of green spaces, ponds and fountains. There are also numerous cultural attractions such as the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Géode, the Zénith de Paris, the Musée de la Musique, the Philharmonie de Paris... Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.

Voir la carte

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • Bus - 75, 151, PC2, PC3
  • Access via the canal with Canauxrama and Paris Canal. The jetty is located at the intersection of the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Galerie de la Villette. 8 Velib' stations serve the Parc de la Villette.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Street level access from the Porte de la Villette or by the Porte de Pantin. Accessible toilets (often without grab rail) in all areas of the park. The Parc de la Villette is completely accessible, but the aid of an extra person is needed in some spots. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75.
There is a car park reserved for visitors with reduced mobility.

Sustainable development approach

Label Oasis Nature (Humanity and Biodiversity) Label Eve (Ecocert)

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