Open Air Cinema Paris 2012

Last night after a late night dinner with one of my friends in Montmartre, on our way home we walked into one of the most beautiful sights: hundreds of people spread out at the lawns down below Sacre Coeur, completely mesmerized by a big screen of a old black and white film.

This particular one was had German subtitles (most times it’s in English); but it was a pleasure to watch the last remaining 30 minutes of what seemed to be a film-noir in the cool Parisian night breeze.

summer 2012 paris black and white

Over the course of this summer 2012, there are many ongoing movie screenings in Paris; two specifically interesting and massive ones; in both size and fun, are by Forum des Images and Parc de la Villette.

1 – Cin?ma au clair de lune – This 12th annual festival from Forum des Images, is underway this year and it moves around to a new Parisian neighborhoods with each movie they feature. Entry is always free and movies are projected on the sides of buildings or massive inflatable screens.

Forum des images – From the 1st to the 12th August…
AUGUST 2012 TIMELINE
Locations change, please see below:

03 Aug 2012 -9:30PM- Le Cerf-volant du bout du monde by Roger Pigaut and Wang Kia-yi
Parc Montsouris (angle of rue Nansouty and l?avenue Reille).
METRO: RER Cit?-Universitaire
FREE ENTRY

04 August 2012 -9:30PMl Vacances ? Paris (The Perfect Furlough) by Blake Edwards
Jardins du Trocad?ro (in front of the fountains)
METRO: Trocad?ro

05 August 2012 -9:30PM – C?sar et Rosalie by Claude Sautet
Parc Andr?-Citro?n
METRO: Balard

09 August 2012 -9:30PM- Coeurs d?Alain Resnais
Parc de Choisy (main entrance Avenue de Choisy)
METRO: Tolbiac or Place d?Italie

10 August 2012 -9:30PM – Les Apprentis by Pierre Salvadori
Place des F?tes
METRO: Place des F?tes

11 August 2012 -9:30PM – Ridicule by Patrice Leconte
Pelouse de Reuilly
METRO: Porte de Charenton

12 August 2012 -9:30PM – Les Demoiselles de Rochefort de Jacques Demy
Esplanade des Invalides
METRO: Invalides

2- Cinema en Plein Air
Showing at Parc de la Vilette. 25 July to August 26.
For each night STARTING TIME : around 10:30pm-ish when it starts to get dark.
AUGUST 2012 TIMELINE

August 1 – La Merditude des choses – Felix Van Groeningen
August 2 – Good bye, Lenin ! – Wolfgang Becker
August 3 – C?est plut?t genre – Johnny Walker Olivier Babinet
A History of Violence – David Cronenberg
August 4 Volte/Face – John Woo
August 5 Ch?rie, je me sens rajeunir – Howard Hawks
August 8 L?Homme qui r?tr?cit – Jack Arnold
August 9 Looking for Eric – Ken Loach
August 10 Papier glac? – Jean-Luc Perreard
District 9 – Neill Blomkamp
August 11 Potiche – Fran?ois Ozon
August 12 Portrait d?une enfant d?chue – Jerry Schatzberg
August 15 Un homme, un vrai – Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu
August 16 Poetry – Lee Chang-dong
August 17 Souf?e – Delphine & Muriel Coulin
Virgin Suicides – So?a Coppola
August 18 L??trange Histoire de Benjamin Button – David Fincher
August 19 La Mouche noire Kurt Neumann
August 22 Dans la peau de John Malkovich – Spike Jonze
August 23 L?Esquive – Abdellatif Kechiche
August 24 Comment on freine dans une descente – Alix Delaporte
L?Invasion des profanateurs de s?pultures – Don Siegel
August 25 Superman – Richard Donner
August 26 Hair – Milos Forman

See full description of movies here

PARC DE LA VILLETTE
Address: 211, avenue Jean-Jaur?s 75935 Paris cedex 19
Official Website: www.villette.com ? 01 40 03 75 75
M?tro : Porte de Pantin ( line 4)

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