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(Credit: Cinéma sur l’Eau)


Floating cinema launching on the river Seine in Paris


At a time when cinemas and film theatres around the world remain closed amid strict social distancing measures, a special floating screen is due to appear on the Paris’ iconic river Seine.

Located between the quays of the Seine and the Loire 75019 Paris, a free film projection from a boat on the Bassin de la Villette will begin on Saturday, July 18th and will run for the rest of summer.

With entrance being granted on a first-come, first-served basis, Le Cinéma sur l’Eau will be able to host 150 on deck chairs while 38 electric boats will be positioned closer to the screen.

“Come and attend an unusual projection to celebrate the opening of Paris Plages 2020,” a statement from the company said. “Visit the Bassin de la Villette, between the quays of the Seine and the Loire, for an exceptional cinema experience. 

“For the occasion, a fleet of 38 electric boats will be made available for the screening of Gilles Lellouche’s film ‘Le Grand Bain’. 150 deckchairs will also be available in the Paris Plages area to watch the film from the Quai de Seine on a 16x9m screen.”

To learn more information or to book tickets, visit the Paris Plages website here.