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Open air film festival at La Villette until 22nd August 2021

If the idea of being inside a cinema during the summer doesn’t appeal, why not try the the open air film festival at La Villette. They are offering a free film showing every night from Wednesday to Sunday, plus other events, and this year the theme is Destinies. Ooh!

There are still four weeks of cinema on offer at Villette, 20 movies showing the detsinies of famous women and men like The Queen, Cyrano de Bergerac, Frida, Harvey Milk, Bonnie & Clyde, Christopher Columbus…

Doors open at 8pm every evening (except Monday and Tuesday), with the film starting between 10pm and 10.30pm (depending on the date).

All the films are shown in their original language (generally English) with French subtitles, and don’t forget that even though it’s free, places are limited, so get there early! (You’ll also need proof of vaccination, as it’s quite a large event)

However, there’s more to the open air film festival than just films. Different events are on offer almost every night, before the showing:

— a garden party at Jardin 21, with a meal, drink and cinema-related music (16€)

— a 90-minute cine-walk (14€) to discover the neighbourhood, or

— a cine-cruise on the Ourcq canal, with food for a picnic (23€)

You’ll find all the dates here.

There’s also another restaurant at la Villette called À la folie (here) with snacks available. The menu (in French) can be consulted here (PDF).

Le Festival de cinéma en plein air à La Villette jusqu'au 22 août 2021
Jardin 21 © Marie Magnin

The festival has been a success every year for three decades now – the choice of films is great, and the atmosphere is relaxed. And of course, it’s free! Choose your film here and enjoy your evening!

Le Festival de cinéma en plein air à La Villette jusqu'au 22 août 2021
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The open air film festival is at la Villette (here) until 22nd August 2021

Films from Wednesday – Sunday, starting 10pm-10.30pm (depending on the date). Gates open 8pm

Film: Free!

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