Every summer, Parisians traipse to the ultramodern Parc de la Villette in northern Paris with blankets and folding chairs to take advantage of celluloid in the breeze. The open-air cinema, or "cinéma en plein air", is generally free and hosts at least one show each evening for around a month in July and August, with a program chock full of both classics and recent hits. Many of the films are shown in English, too. Pack a picnic and a blanket and come enjoy a good movie under the stars. Movies begin at sundown.
Practical Information on the Open-Air Cinema at the Parc de la Villette:
- Location: Main entrance at the Cité de Sciences et de L'Industrie, 30 rue Corentin-Cariou, 19th arrondissement.
Metro: Porte de la Villette or Porte de Pantin (Line 5 or 7)
- Paris Open Air Cinema Events in 2013: Moviegoers can enjoy free admission to open-air cinema every evening at the Parc de la Villette from July 24th through August 28th, 2012. Chaises longues are available for a small charge.
- For complete details on the 2013 program: Call the event organizers for details at +33(0)140 037 575, or visit the official website to download the program (in French).