The most beautiful spots to make a movie under the stars this summer

Les Meilleurs Cinemas En Plein Air

Notice to fans of cinema under the stars . Do It In Paris officially declares the season open, from the roof of the Moulin Rouge to the XXL lawn of La Villette passing by the big screen of the hotel paradiso..

On the lawns of La Villette

Le cinéma en plein air à la Villette

For who ? Those who like to revise their classics under the stars.

The place: the appointment is made as every year at La Villette , on the lawns of the immense clearing of the East Side which projects a masterpiece every evening from 9:30 p.m., when night falls.

On the bill: a program that moves after two dark years, on the theme “ So we dance ”. Among the nuggets to (re)discover, cult films like our two favorite pop' twins from Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) and sexy choreography by Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp fiction (1994). Don't miss the screening of Flashdance (1983) on Wednesday July 22, Saturday Night Fever (1978) on Saturday July 30 or the unmissable Heels of Almodovar (1992) and its glam heroines on Saturday August 20 .

La Villette 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris 19th. Sessions from Wednesday to Sunday until August 21, 2022. Free sessions, all the program online .

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On the roof of the Moulin Rouge

Le cinéma en plein air au Moulin Rouge

For who ? Fans of auteur cinema.

The place: the Bar à Bulles , the extraordinary green rooftop hidden behind the Moulin Rouge , in the 10th. This year, Cinema on the Roof has teamed up with So Film to offer a line up of masterpieces and nuggets to discover in the deckchairs with a small cocktail (€9) and tapas (from 4, €5) respecting parity with 50% of female directors on the bill. Foot !

On the bill: every Wednesday at 10 p.m., a nugget! To make you salivate, films that invite you to dream and mirage such as the fantastic film A girl walks home alone at night , by Ana Lily Amirpour (2014) on July 27, the thriller Coherence by James Ward Byrkit (2017) on July 10 August but also on August 24 at 9:30 p.m. to find our favorite stars from Malcom McLaren to Madonna via RuPaul in Paris is Voguing by Gabrielle Culand (2016).

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. until September 7 at the Machine du Moulin Rouge. Free sessions by online reservation . Bubble Bar, 4bis Cité Véron, Paris 18th.

On the rooftop of Hotel Paradiso

Festival hotel Paradiso

For who ? Fans of art house cinema.

The place: the Paradiso Hotel in the 12th arrondissement, opened by the Karmitz brothers who wanted to offer an extraordinary Parisian cinema experience. Starting with the rooftop which sells hot dogs, tapas and cocktails every evening on its lawn with a cinema club under the stars.

On the bill: a surprise broadcast every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. with a Shadowz, Carlotta Films and LaCinetek curation of legendary films as well as nuggets of auteur cinema. Bruce Brown 's The Endless Summer , Gus Van Sant 's Gerry and François Truffaut 's Stolen Kisses have already won the hearts of Parisians in this cinema-hotel that has made the 7th art a lifestyle.

Hotel Paradiso, 13 boulevard Diderot, Paris 12th. All information online , free sessions.

On the tracks of La REcyclerie

Ciné en plein air La Recyclerie

For who ? Committed green girls & boys.

The place: both an organic canteen and an urban permaculture farm, the green La REcyclerie hub , located in a former train station in the 18th arrondissement, returns this summer with deckchairs and popcorn to watch films every evening from 10 p.m. On the program of the 5th edition of the Gare aux Docs festival , the REcyclerie invests the rails with the broadcast of documentaries and fictions around ultra-committed subjects such as ecological transition and other environmental questions... from its transat.

On the bill: it starts on August 16 with Wave of change by Pierre Frechou and Damien Castera (2021), then Bigger Than us by Flore Vasseur (2021) on August 23 or Once you know by Emmanuel Cappellin (2021) on August 26. Recent films, but also L' An 01 , by Jacques Doillon (1973), which brilliantly anticipates a society in decline.

Cool: mini-films from the archives will be presented before each screening on the theme of the environment and ecology, in partnership with the INA .

The REcyclerie 83 Boulevard Ornano. From August 16 to 27, 2022, free and compulsory online reservations one week before each film.

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