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Open Air Cinema at La Villette 2017

All the film screenings and information on the 2017 edition of the free open air cinema festival - Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette, from July 12-August 20, 2017

When? July 12-August 20, 2017

What? The ever-popular outdoor film screenings are back for another run.
Where? The Parc de la Villette
Theme? 'In the kitchen'

The fantastic (and fantastically popular) free open air cinema festival Cinéma en Plein Air returns to Parc de La Villette once again this summer. It’s just one of the events that brings the buzz to this increasingly hip corner of northeast Paris. The screening schedule mixes classic films from great directors and some of the best releases of recent years. This is THE Paris summer film festival event, perfect for sipping a glass of wine, ploughing into your picnic and striking a pose in front of masterpieces on the big screen.

All films are screened as soon as it is dark enough, in their original language with French subtitles. Deckchairs are available from 7.30pm, at €7 each or five for €20 (free with a La Villette membership card).

In hommage to France's love for gastronomy, this year's film theme is 'In the kitchen'. La Villette have hinted at some of the open air films could include the following: Yasujirô Ozu’s Le Goût du riz au thé vertLa Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche, Le Festin de Babette by Gabriel Axel, and Ratatouille by Brad Bird.

The full selection for 2017's event are released in May and we'll be listing them all, so check back soon!

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This was the full schedule for Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette 2016.

Wednesday July 13: ‘Gravity’ (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

Thursday July 14: ‘Mustang’ (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015)

Friday July 15: ‘Rushmore’ (Wes Anderson, 1998)  

Saturday July 16: ‘Miami Vice’ (Michael Mann, 2006)

Sunday July 17: ‘Jour de Fête’ (Jacques Tati, 1949)

Wednesday July 20: ‘Ida’ (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013)

Thursday July 21: ‘L’Exercice de l’Etat’ (Pierre Scholler, 2011)

Friday July 22: ‘The Skin I Live In’ (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011)

Saturday July 23: ‘Star Trek’ (J. J. Abrams, 2009)

Sunday July 24: ‘The Seven Year Itch’ (Billy Wilder, 1955)

Wednesday July 27: ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ (Isao Takahata, 2013)

Thursday July 28: ‘La Tête Haut’ (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013)

Friday July 29: ‘Starship Troopers’ (Paul Verhoeven, 1997)

Saturday July 30: ‘Casino Royale’ (Martin Campbell, 2006)

Sunday July 31: ‘A Letter to Three Wives’ (Joseph L. Mankiewicz , 1949)

Wednesday August 3: ‘The Band’s Visit’ (Eran Kolirin, 2007)

Thursday August 4: ‘Timbuktu’ (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)

Friday August 5: ‘Tamara Drewe’ (Stephen Frears, 2010)

Saturday August 6: ‘Corpse Bride’ (Tim Burton, 2005)

Sunday August 7: ‘Batman’ (Leslie Martinson, 1966)

Wednesday August 10: ‘Like Father, Like Son’ (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013)

Thursday August 11: Wadjda (Haifa Al Mansoor, 2013)

Friday August 12: ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)

Saturday August 13: ‘Interstellar’ (Christopher Nolan, 2014)

Sunday August 14:5th Ave Girl (Gregory LaCava, 1939)

Wednesday August 17: ‘Barbara’ (Christian Petzold, 2012)

Thursday August 18: ‘Fargo’ (Joel Coen, 1996)

Friday August 19: ‘Ran’ (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)

Saturday August 20: ‘Drive’ (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)

Sunday August 21: ‘Les Demoiselles de Rochefort’ (Jacques Demy, 1967)