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The best open air cinemas in Paris 2019

Calling all film lovers! Summer is finally here which means that open air cinemas are back! What better to way to enjoy the lovely weather than by watching a film in the park with your friends or family? If this sounds like your perfect evening, then this post is for you! Here is our selection of the best open air cinemas in Paris.


La Villette

La Villette is home to the biggest open air film festival in Paris, which lasts for around a month. The theme of the festival this year is Tomorrow and the selection of films includes Blade Runner 2049, Her, Isle of Dogs and Gattaca. It’s a very popular event and showcases a variety of different films, both French and international, award-winning classics and modern hits, films for children and many more. There’s something for everyone here and it attracts film lovers of all ages. This would make a great summer outing with the family or an evening with friends. We recommend bringing a picnic and blankets to make the most of your evening. Entry is free and you can rent out deckchairs for €7.
When? 17th July – 18th August
Where? Parc de la Villette, Prairie du Triangle, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019

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Château de Vincennes

Une toile sous les étoiles is a free outdoor film festival that takes place over three nights at the Château de Vincennes. This year’s screenings are yet to be announced, but last years’ included Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement), Nos jours heureux (Those Happy Days) and La vache (One Man and His Cow). This is the perfect place for a film night, as the château is not normally open in the evening and you’ll have the chance to see it after dark. There will be food trucks on the grounds and free deck chairs available.
When? Usually the first weekend of July
Where? Château de Vincennes, Avenue de Paris 94300

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Domaine de Saint-Cloud

This year will be the 16th edition of the Films sous les étoiles film festival, taking place this summer in the Domaine de Saint-Cloud. The three films shown over the weekend will be Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, Three Billboards and Un Air de Famille. We recommend getting there at 7pm with a picnic and blankets, so you can make the most of the nice weather and explore the park before the film starts at 10pm. A short film will be shown before the main screening. Entry is free.
When? 27th – 29th June
Where? Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, 92210

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Festival Silhouette

If you’re a fan of short films, this festival is for you. For one week at the end of summer in Paris’s stunning Butte de Chapeau Rouge, guests can enjoy a series of film screenings and concerts. Each evening starts with live music, followed by a series of short films by amateur film makers as well as prestigious directors. And all of this with the stunning backdrop of Paris’s night-time skyline! Pack a picnic and make an evening of it.
When? 30th August – 7th September
Where? Butte du Chapeau Rouge, 75019

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Here’s our list of the best open air cinemas in Paris. Whether you go with friends, familly, or even alone, we hope you have a great cinematic evening.

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