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The best open air cinemas in Paris 2020

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 Lodgis’ 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 Full Scale. 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 but this year you must reserve your spot and according to Didier Fusillier “We will be drawing social distancing spaces on the ground for 2-3 people”.
Dates: July 23, 2020 – August 22, 2020
Address: Parc de la Villette, Prairie du Triangle, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019
Click here to see our selection of apartments located in the 19th arrondissement.


Cinéma sur le toit x SoFilm

Cinéma sur le toit x SoFilm is a free rooftop film festival that takes place at the Bar à Bulles on top of the Machine du Moulin Rouge on Wednesdays this summer. The films being featured include: Summer of Giacomo by Alessandro Comodin, Barking Dogs Never Bite by Bong Joon-ho, Shara by Naomi Kawase, Afternoon Delight by Jill Soloway, Adventureland by Greg Mottola, Born in Flames by Lizzie Borden, The Pleasure of Being Robbed by Josh Safdie, Looking for Jimmy by Julie Delpy, Peau de Cochon by Phhilippe Katerine, and River of Grass by Kelly Reichardt.
Dates: Wednesday from July 8, 2020 to September 9, 2020
Address: Bar à Bulles, 4 Bis Cité Véron, Paris 75018
Click here to see our selection of apartments located in the 18th arrondissement.


Gare aux Docs

Gare aux Docs is an open air cinema festival that takes place on Parisian railroad tracks! La REcyclerie will be featuring 9 documentaries featuring the following themes: Nature, Humanity, Discovery, Sharing, Climate Change, and Solidarity. Don’t forget to sign up for your spot if you’re interested!
Dates: August 10, 2020 – August 26, 2020
Address: La REcyclerie, 83 Boulevard Ornano, Paris 75018
Click here to see our selection of apartments located in the 18th arrondissement.

Take advantage of the summer months and warm weather to watch some amazing movies at an open air cinema! And let us know if you have any of your own recommendations or attend any of the festivals above by leaving us a comment on Lodgis’ Facebook and Instagram pages!

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For more movie ideas, be sure to read our article on the 7 films set in Paris that you need to watch tout de suite