An Outdoor Cinema Where People Can Watch From Boats Is Coming To Paris

Isabel Garcia
Photo credit: @mk2 - Instagram
Photo credit: @mk2 - Instagram

From Delish

In the age of social distancing, outdoor theaters are a fun way to catch hit movies (and concerts!) on the big screen. If you think drive-ins are exciting, this floating movie theater in Paris takes outdoor movie-going to the next level, swapping out cars with boats.

Paris Plages, an annual event that creates temporary beaches on the Seine, teamed up with Häagen-Dazs and mk2 to create the new event called “Cinéma sur l'Eau,” which translates to Cinema on the Water. Moviegoers will be able to watch the movie from a fleet of 38 electric boats. According to Business Insider, the boats seat four to six people and can only be boarded by small groups of friends and family members. In addition to the boats, there will be 150 deck chairs on land, in the Paris Plages area.

The screening on deck? Gilles Lellouche's film Le Grand Bain will be projected on the floating screen, and it'll have plenty of scenes involving water. The movie is a 2018 French comedy/drama about 40-something men who are all on verge of a mid-life crises, so they decide to form their local pool's first synchronized swimming team.

Cinema on the Water will take place on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. To attend, Parisians have until July 15 to register for a chance to win free tickets. The lucky winners will be notified by email.

Don't live in Paris? There are plenty of drive-ins across the country you can enjoy from the comfort of your car.

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