The best outdoor cinemas in Paris

We have good news for outdoor cinema fans. Do It In Paris has declared the outdoor cinema season officially open. From the trendy hotel to the XXL lawn, the selection is really tops.

The most stylish at Moulin Rouge

Cinéma en plein air sur le rooftop du Moulin Rouge

The place: a bubbles bar, the rooftop of La Machine du Moulin Rouge, in the 9th. The place to be to watch an outdoors film this summer. Its vegetalized terrace of 80 square meters features outdoor projections until September. Take advantage of its sessions on the rooftops of Paris by tasting the lemon houmous with zaatar (€8) or a plate of charcuterie (€13) with a nice glass of white wine (starting at €5.50) for a session under the stars.

Film feature: For detective story fans, on the 31st of July, allow yourself to be tempted by Barbara Loden’s Wanda.

On the 7th of August, immerse yourself in the amazing universe of Wes Anderson with Bottle Rocket, the story of two slightly perturbed buddies whose goal is to become robbery pros.

On the 14th of August it’s Super Bad by Greg Mottola—the story of two very close pals who are going to have to learn to live without each other in college.

Every Wednesday, from the 10th of July to the 11th of September, free, reserve your places on

Bar à bulles, 4 bis Cité Véron, 75018 Paris

The most XXL at La Villette :

Cinéma en plein air au parc de la Vilette

The place: rendezvous at La Villette to revisit your classics under the stars, well installed on the lawns of the huge Eastside meadow where each night a masterpiece is projected starting at 9:30 pm when night falls. Choice: you can bring a picnic and table cloth starting at 7pm or rent a deckchair right there (€7).

On display:

There is something for everyone. Starting with terrific films d’auteur such as Petit Paysan by Hubert Charuel, on Wednesday the 24th of July, or Captain Fantastic by Matt Ross Thursday the 1st of August.

As a family? Go see the animated film The Red Turtle of follow the adventure of a gang or zany dogs on a desert island  by taking the kids to go see Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson on the 9th of August or the story of a single mother who is bringing up her 3 kids, Erin Brockovich, alone against all.

Lovers of great classics will appreciate: A River Runs Through It by Robert Redford with Brad Pitt the 4th of August, but also Blade Runner by Ridley Scott on the 18th of August, the conquest of space.

© Alain Goustard

From the 17th of July to the 18th of August. Beginning of the projections at night fall (9:30pm), free entrance starting at 7pm, all the information on

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris.

The most “green” at La Recyclerie:

Cinéma en plein air à la Recyclerie

The place: taking over the former railroad tracks of La REcyclerie with deckchairs and popcorn to watch films starting at 10pm. Why is it the hot spot for this summer? Because the sessions are free and the films come with a message or documentaries.

Film feature:

On the 25th of July rendezvous to go watch L'intelligence des arbres by Julia Dorel, a film that will change your vision of forests.

On the 2nd of August, it’s a sustainable road movie signed Yann Richet that explores the tracks of a greener Nouveau monde plus green.

On the 16th or August, don’t miss the film Frère des arbres, by Luc Marescot and Marc Dozier. Follow a papua chief through the forests of Papua-New-Guinea. And many others…

© Sylvain Lemarchand

From the 18th of July to the 18th of August, reservations on, free

La REcyclerie, 83 Boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris.


Also discover the prettiest outdoor pools in Paris.

Poppy Jordan

The week of Do It

Latest news

Most read