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Open Air Cinema at Paris La Villette is a not-to-be-missed summer evening event in Paris! Every summer, for more than 20 years, the prairie du triangle in the Parc de la Villette becomes the largest open air movie theater in Paris.

Now emblematic, this free festival is an opportunity for the public to discover or rediscover cinema masterpieces. Come with family, friends, neighbours, to laugh, to marvel, to tremble or to travel. With the largest inflatable screen in Europe (544m²), the 20,000 m² of lawn can fit about 150,000 movie fans over one month to watch movies on a large outdoor screen, making this open air cinema at la Villette particularly special, rich with a varied program.

This 2021 edition is shaken up by the rules of physical distances, respect of sanitary rules... and new access conditions. Follow the information and recommendations!

Terms of access 2021:

    Capacity of 999 people - no health pass required
    Admission subject to availability (no registration)
    Opening of the lawn at 8pm
    Free transatlantic tickets to be collected on site. Please bring your own blanket and deckchair.

Program of the outdoor cinema in July 2021

  • 16 July 2021 :
    18h - cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq  
    22h30 - Marie-Antoinette de Sofia Coppola
  • 17 July 2021 :
    17h30 - cinema walk "sur les traces de Dilili"  
    22h30 - Dilili à Paris de Michel Ocelot
  • 18 July 2021 : 22h30 - Napoléon Bonaparte d’Abel Gance
  • 21 July 2021 : 22h150 - Jackie de Pablo Larraín
  • 22 July 2021 :
    18h - cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq
    22h15 - Bright Star de Jane Campion
  • 23 July : 22h15 - Ed Wood de Tim Burton
  • 24 July :
    17h30 -  cinema walk "sur les traces de Dilili"
    22h15 - Le vent se lève d’Hayao Miyazaki
  • 25 July 2021 : 19h - Coco avant Chanel d’Anne Fontaine
  • 28 July : 22h - The Queen de Stephen Frears
  • 29 July : 22h - Augustine d’Alice Winocour
  • 30 July :
    18h - cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq
    22h - Cyrano de Bergerac de Jean Paul Rappeneau
  • 31 July 2021 : 22h - First Man : Le 1er homme sur la Lune de Damien Chazelle

Program of the outdoor cinema in August 2021

  • 1st August 2021 : 21h45h – Frida de Julie Taymor
  • 4 August : 21h45 – Vincere de Marco Bellocchio
  • 5 August : 21h45 - Amy d’Asif Kapadia
  • 6 August : 21h45 – Harvey Milk  de Gus Van Sant
  • 7 August : 21h45 – Christophe Colomb de Ridley Scott
  • 8 August 2021 : 21h45 – Bonnie et Clyde d’Arthur Penn
  • 11 August 2021 :
    18h – cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq
    21h30 – Saint-Laurent de Bertand Bonello
  • 12 August 21h30 – Truman Capote  de Bennett Miller
  • 13 August 21h30 – Ali de Michael Mann
  • 14 August 21h30 – Invictus de Clint Eastwood
  • 15 August 2021 :
    18h – cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq
    21h30 – La Princesse de Montpensier
  • 18 August 2021 :
    18h – cinema walk along the Canal de l'Ourcq
    21h30 – La reine Margot de Patrice Chéreau
  • 19 August -21h30 – I’m not there de Todd Haynes
  • 20 August 21h30 – Le loup de Wall Street  de Martin Scorsese
  • 21 August 21h30 – Le dernier Empereur de Bernardo Bertolucci
  • 22 August 2021- 21h30 – Amadeus de Milos Forman

Open air cinema: practical information

Program may be subject to change. For more information: visit La Villette website. All movies at La Villette will be in the original version subtitled in French.

2021 - Deckchair and plaid for rent every evening from 7.30 p.m.: 7€ / 5 deck chairs 20 €. It is free with a membership card or la Villette pass.

Dates and movie time schedule

Film screening begins at dusk. Open air movies: Wednesday to Sunday.

  • All the films presented at La Villette are in Original Version with French subtitles.
  • 2021 - Admission subject to availability (no registration) - 999 people
  • rental of deckchairs and plaids this summer 2021
  • Beginning of the session at dusk - 8 pm

Opt for a cruise on the Canal de l'Ourcq, and come back in time to enjoy an open air movie.

Contact Outdoor Cinema at la Villette

Parc de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès

75019 PARIS
48.8892264 , 2.3935215999999855
tel tel : 01 40 03 75 75
fax fax : 01 43 03 75 95
Getting there Getting there
Bus : 75, 139, 150, 151, 250A , PC
Metro : Ligne 7, Porte de la Villette ; 5, Porte de Pantin
Motorway : Périph., portes de la Villette,de Pantin
Vélib' : 19018 - CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE (8m)
Vélib' : 19046 - PORTE DE PANTIN (13m)
Vélib' : 19017 - PARC DE LA VILLETTE (21m)
Vélib' : 19019 - PETIT HONNEGER (32m)
Vélib' : 19034 - PANTIN (34m)
Rates Gratuit 
Parc de la Villette, 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 PARIS

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