A Hotspot for Auteur Cinema:
Do you tend to name favorite directors when you talk about movies, rather than actors or titles? If so, then you are probably someone who has an "auteur" sensibility when it comes to cinema: for you, films are first and foremost the works of a director. The two cinemas at the Centre Georges Pompidou in the heart of Paris should be right up your alley: the programming here tends to revolve around retrospectives of important directors or movements.
Recent retrospectives have included homages to Martin Scorsese and Jean-Luc Godard, as well as a look at films produced by students at the Cal Arts film school.
Centre Georges Pompidou Cinemas Location and Contact Info:
The cinemas are located on the 2nd floor of the Centre Georges Pompidou (take the left-side escalators from the main entrance, then cross through the Printemps design boutique and turn left to the cinemas).
Address: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Metro: Rambuteau or Hotel de Ville (Line 11); Les Halles (Line 4))
RER: Chatelet-Les-Halles (Line A)
Bus: Lines 38, 21, 29, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96
Parking: Rue Beaubourg Underpass
Phone: +33 (0)144 78 12 33
Visit the website (in English]
Opening Hours and Screening Times:
With occasional exceptions, films are screened daily at the Centre Pompidou throughout the usual center hours (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. weekends, excluding Tuesdays and May 1st).
For film schedules and screening times, consult the cinema agenda.
Regular admission: 5.50 Euros
Reduced price admission: 3.50 Euros
Children's screen: 3.00 Euros