A socially distanced floating cinema is coming to Paris

A floating cinema where people sit in socially distanced boats on the water is coming to Paris this month as part of the Paris Plages festivities.

Paris Plages, an annual event organised by the French capital, creates temporary beaches along the Seine and the Bassin de la Villete during the summer. To celebrate the opening of this event, and the recent reopening of cinemas in France following Covid-19 closures, cinema chain MK2 collaborated with Häagen-Dazs to create ‘Cinéma sur l’Eau’ (cinema on the water).

 On 18th July at 7.30pm, from 38 electric boats, 150 Paris residents will watch ‘Le Grand Bain’ (a comedy about a group of men who start a synchronised swimming team) on a 16x9m screen. Each boat will seat four to six people. The groups will be made up of friends or family, in line with social distancing practices. An additional 150 people will be able to watch the movie in deckchairs from the Paris Plage area.

To participate in this unusual cinema experience, Parisians have to enter a raffle from 7th – 15th July. The winners will be notified by email.

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