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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.

2022 outdoor movie theater

This year the theme is dance, you'll be able too see classic dance movies while enjoying fresh air.

A movie theater out in the open in the middle of 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 Europe's the largest inflatable screen  (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.

Belleville through cinema
Belleville through cinema
Sunday 10th July 2022 (and 1 other date)

Terms of access:

  • Free entry subject to availability (no registration)
  • Access to the lawn at 8pm
  • Free deckchairs to be collected on site. But we recommend you bring yours. 

Cruise before the movie

Come to the Cinema by boat! The summer festival Été du Canal works once again hand in hand with La Villette and offers  you to hop on a cruise of the Été du Canal to go to your movie screening on the lawn of La Villette. You will then enjoy your picnic basket on the lawn of the Park while watching your movie.

Cruise and picnic basket (French)

Outdoor movie theater @ la Villette

Garden Party at Jardin 21 before the movie

Join us for an aperitif at Jardin21 before your open-air cinema session at La Villette located a few minutes away on foot every Wednesday.

Aperitif at Jardin21 (French)

Guided walks before the movie

A guided walk along the Ourcq canal is offered every day before the movie.

Ciné-balade Ourcq (French)
 

Program of the outdoor cinema - 2022

Screenings in July 

  • Wednesday July 20: Flashdance - Adrian Lyne - 1983 - 1h35
  • Thursday, July 21st
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq River at 6pm.
    - Play - Ballet by Alexander Ekman - 2017 - 1h45. Show shot at the Opéra Garnier.
  • Friday, July 22nd
    - Award ceremony for the micro-film contest organized in the Micro-Folie network and screening of the winning film. Screening of Racine by Morgan Eloy with the dancer and choreographer Alexandre Fandar as part of the Archidanse series produced by La Villette.
    - Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino - 1994 - 2h36 - (12-rated movie).
  • Saturday, July 23rd
    - À bout portés - Clémence Poésy - 9 min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - The Aristochats - Wolfgang Reitherman - 1971 - 1h19
  • Sunday July 24th
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq river at 6pm.
    - Cruise before the open-air cinema at 6pm.
    - À bout portés - Clémence Poésy - 9 min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - Les Demoiselles de Rochefort - Jacques Demy - 1967 - 2h08
  • Wednesday July 27: Cold War - Pawel Pawlikowski - 2018 - 1h29
  • Thursday July 28th
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq River at 6pm.
    - Naissance des pieuvres - Céline Sciamma - 2007 - 1h25
  • Friday July 29th :
    - Gagarine - Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh - 2015 - 15min (First steps)
    - Billy Eliott - Stephen Daldry - 2000 - 1h52
  • Saturday July 30th:
    - Les Indes galantes - Clément Cogitore - 6 min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - Saturday Night Fever - John Badham - 1978 - 1h53
  • Sunday July 31st:
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq river at 6pm.
    - Cruise before the open-air cinema at 6pm.
    - Les Indes galantes - Clément Cogitorre - 6 min
    -The red shoes - Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger - 1949 - 2h13

Screening in august:

  • Wednesday August 3rd: Main dans la main - Valérie Donzelli - 2012 - 1h24
  • Thursday August 4th: Le Grand Bal- Laetitia Carton - 2018 - 1h29
    Friday August 5:
    - Pauline asservie- Charline Bourgeois - Taquet - 2018 - 24 min (First steps)
    - Black swan - Darren Aronofsky - 2011 - 1h48. Warning: this film contains some scenes that may disturb younger audiences. 
  • Saturday August 6th:
    - Street art cruise + open air cinema at 6pm
    - Breathing - Hiroshi Sugimoto - 7 min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius - 2011 - 1h40
  • Sunday August 7th:
    - Street art cruise + open air cinema at 6pm
    - Breathing - Hiroshi Sugimoto - 7min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - Bonjour tristesse - Otto Preminger - 1958 - 1h34
  • Wednesday August 10th : 
    - Street-art and urban culture cruise on the Saint-Denis canal at 5pm
    - Si c'était de l'amour-  after Crowd by Gisèle Vienne - Patric Chiha - 2020 - 1h22
  • Thursday August 11th : Eden - Mia Hansen - Løve - 2014 - 2h11
    Friday, August 12:
    -Diamenteurs - Chloé Mazlo - 2016 - 11 min (First steps)
    - Dancer in the dark - Lars Von Trier - 2000 - 2h21 - All audiences with warning
  • Saturday, August 13th:
    - Street art cruise + open air cinema at 6pm
    - Ascension - Jacob Sutton - 3min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - Eyes wide shut - Stanley Kubrick - 1999 - 2h40
  • Sunday August 14th :
    - Street art cruise + open air cinema at 6pm
    - Ascension - Jacob Sutton - 3min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - It's a wonderful life - Frank Capra - 1948 - 2h09
  • Wednesday, August 17th : 
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq River at 6pm.
    - Grisgris - Mahamat - Saleh Haroun - 2013 - 1h40
  • Thursday August 18th: Girl - Lukas Dhont - 2018 - 1h46 Warning: some scenes may offend the sensitivity of the audience.
  • Friday, August 19th:
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq River at 6pm.
    - Tonite - Nine Antico - 2013 - 17min (First step)
    - Les bien-aimés- Christophe Honoré - 2011 - 2h19
  • Saturday, August 20th:
    - Nephtali - Glen Keane - 4min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera) 
    - High Heels - Pedro Almodovar - 1992 - 1h55
  • Sunday August 21st:
    - Ciné-balade along the Ourcq river at 6pm.
    - Nephtali - Glen Keane - 4min (3rd Stage, Paris Opera)
    - West side story - Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins - 1962 - 2h33

Open air cinema: practical information

Program may be subject to change. For more information: visit La Villette website

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. You can access the lawn starting 8pm.

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

Enjoy an even more original experience this summer with the Air Museum's Tarmac Cinema on Saturdays in July and August.

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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