Outdoor movies in the capital city

This summer in Paris, enjoy watching a movie on the big screen while taking in the freshness of the evening! Forget the dark movie theaters for a time and take advantage instead of the beautiful weather, with an outdoor movie.  Find out more about the best places to be a summer cinephile below!

La Chaise et l’Ecran (the Chair and the Screen), from June 14 to August 30, 2013
For the 6th consecutive year, the Mairie of the 11th arrondissement in Paris offers a festival of classic films in the most beautiful Parisian quarters. At the Jardin de la Folie Titon (Paris 11th), Les Demoiselles de Rochefort offers a musical and colorful moment. Les Chansons d’Amour by Christophe Honoré is showing Place de la République, a captivating film, full of emotion.

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Cinéma au Clair de Lune (Cinema in the Moonlight), from August 1st to August 11th, 2013
All through August, famous places in Paris become movie theaters in the moonlight. From Woody Allen to Diane Kurys and Sacha Guitry, the producers of the 9 films showing this summer have one thing in common: they were all inspired by Paris – the Champs-Elysées Gardens, place des Vosges, Montmartre, les Invalides… What better way to enjoy these movies than in the very place that inspired them ?

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Films sous les Etoiles (Films under the Stars), June 27-29, 2013
Nature is the focal point of this festival. To celebrate the 400th birthday of André Le Nôtre the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud offers 3 days of movie projections in the very heart of the garden he designed.  On the last evening, four movies in a row end gloriously with the sunrise on the domain!

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Festival du cinéma en plein air (outdoor cinema festival), from July 24 to August 28, 2013
Once again, this now mythical festival will take place at Parc de la Villette, on the prairie du triangle (triangle prairie). The program offers classics as well as lesser known films.  Choose to either sit on the grass or rent a lounge chair, and enjoy the vacation and beach-like feel of this festival!

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

La Chaise et l’Ecran (the Chair and the Screen), from June 14 to August 30, 2013
Check the dates to know the location, EITHER Jardin de la Folie Titon (Metro station: Rue des Boulet, line 9) OR Place de la République (Metro station: République, line 9).
Free admission.

Cinéma au clair de Lune, from August 1st to 11th 2013, from 9:30pm.
In various places in Paris (Butte Montmartre, Jardin des Champs-Elysées, Place des Vosges, Place des Fêtes, Ménilmontant, Esplanade des Invalides, …).

Films sous les Etoiles (Films under the Stars), June 27-29, 2013 in Saint Cloud
Domaine de Saint Cloud
92210 Saint Cloud
Metro station: Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (line 10).
Picnics starting at 7:30pm / Films starting at 10pm.
Free admission.

Festival du cinéma en plein air (outdoor cinema festival), from July 24 to August 28, 2013
From Wednesday to nightfall on Sunday.
Parc de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France
Metro station: Porte de la Villette (line 7).
Free admission.
Lounge chair rental: full rate €7, €20 for 5 lounge chairs, free for carte Villette holders.

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