We often say it, but if Paris is the city of love and lights, it is also undeniably the city of access to culture. Museums, exhibitions and activities of all kinds, as you have seen through the various articles on the Parisi Tour site, there are a thousand and one ways to explore and discover the capital, depending on your tastes, your desires and even your moods.
But because culture is not just about museums, we have here thought of film lovers, those who are fascinated and intrigued by the big screen. Because, did you know that in Paris, many cinemas offer much more than just a screening, but a unique experience, both in terms of the service offered and the place itself?
So close down Netflix, we're taking you on a tour of the 7th art!
Le Grand REX
The Grand Rex is THE biggest cinema in Europe. Located in the heart of Paris with its huge auditorium and its New York style decor, the Grand Rex welcomes you for impressive cinema screenings, but also for other events, ceremonies, and even shows.
Le Grand Rex : 1, boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris.
Chances are that you've already spotted this 1920s cinema if you've passed by. With its gilding, its turquoise, and its scarabs, one thing is certain, this neo-Egyptian cinema does not go unnoticed!
As a bonus after the screening, the glorious rooftop bar is reserved for spectators.
Le Louxor : 170, boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris.
The unusual side of the Géode is that this cinema allows a 360° projection, meaning that you can see your film not only on a screen in front of you, but on the walls and ceiling, all around, in total immersion. A unique experience that will delight children and adults alike!
La Géode: 26, avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris.
Pathé La Villette
Here again, it's time for immersion, but of a different kind! The Pathé La Villette cinema offers spectators an original cinematographic experience, by proposing different cinema rooms, each with a unique concept. From the Môme room, dedicated to children between 2 to 14 years old, to the high-tech room with special effects and 4-D X seats, there is something for the whole family!
Pathé La Villette: 30, avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris.
Parc de la Villette
Let's stay in the 19th arrondissement of Paris for some equally unusual screenings! We invite you to join us during the summer months of July and August for free open-air screenings at the Parc de la Villette. All you have to do is take your picnic and your deckchair, and enjoy your film after dark!
As a bonus, you can rent deckchairs on site!
Parc de la Villette: 211, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris.
In the Parisian MK2 Bibliothèque cinema, it's not the films or the rooms that interest us, but the seats! For lovers or for couples in the making, these Loveseats are put together in pairs, to give you the possibility to curl up against each other, neither seen nor known. And if you need a good excuse, choose the latest horror film, it works every time!
MK2 Bibliothèque: 128-162, avenue de France, 75013 Paris.
C’est certainement le cinéma chic parisien par excellence. Et pour cause, dans le 6e arrondissement, au cœur du quartier Saint-Germain-des-Près, il vous est possible de réserver votre salle de cinéma pour une petite séance privée. Fauteuils, canapés en cuir et ambiance tamisée, cette salle se transforme également en night-club les jeudis, vendredis et samedis soir.
Club Paradisio: 25, rue de Buci, 75006.
Nothing really unusual here but the promise of being immersed in typical Paris with this cinema decorated by Jean Cocteau himself. Opened in 1928 on the Butte de Montmartre, it is also in this cinema that scenes from the film Amélie Poulain were shot. So Frenchy!
Studio 28: 10, rue Tholozé, 75018 Paris.
Now here comes a scoop!
In the basement of this bar-restaurant, there is a small, intimate cinema with comfortable armchairs, where you can enjoy tapas or a glass of wine while watching a good film. Who can beat that?
Les Bobines: 84, rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris.
Located in the Aéroville shopping centre in Roissy, this luxury cinema designed by Luc Besson offers its spectators the possibility of watching films projected on extra large leather seats equipped with tablets, while enjoying champagne, pastries by Pierre Hermé or Petrossian salmon.
Of course, this has a price. A seat costs €24.90, but it's worth it, just for the experience.
Pathé Aéroville, centre commercial Aéroville: 30, rue des Buissons Tremblay-en-France, 95718 Roissy Charles de Gaulle.