Take Note World, Paris Just Created A Floating Cinema With Socially Distanced Boats

By Jessica Best
15th Jul 2020

paris floating cinema on the canal with people in electric boats watching film outdoors

If you’re a hardcore movie buff destined to hit the cinemas most weekends, you’ve no doubt been missing the smell of freshly made popcorn and look of a new release film on the big silver screen (surround sound people, surround sound).

The state of movie theatres still remains unclear across the world but Paris has just dropped a biggie and moviegoers… you’ll want to know all about this one.

Paris Plages is an annual event which offers Parisians and visitors free places to relax and soak up the sun during summer. Previously this has looked like new lawns to relax on, pop-up deckchairs, palm trees and swimming pools. This year, Paris Plages will be transforming three swimming pools on the canal into Le Cinéma sur l’Eau (“The Cinema on the Water”). 

The floating cinema will launch on July 18, with 150 people selected beforehand to hit the outdoor theatre for free onboard 38 electric boats. The boats can seat up to six people but an additional 150 people will be privy to the outdoor theatrics from deckchairs on the Quai de la Seine.

As for the movie that will be screened, it’ll be comedy-drama Le Grand Bain (Sink Or Swim).

You should also know that Barbados wants you to come and work remotely on its pristine beaches for a whole year.

Image credit: Paris Plages

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