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Champs-Élysées will be transformed into an open-air cinema this summer

On July 7, Champs-Élysées will undergo a cinematic makeover. The avenue will be transforming into an open air cinema under the initiative of the Ville de Paris and the CNC. Un Dimanche au cinéma — Sunday at the cinema — was first introduced last year. Now, following the success of its first edition, the outdoor cinema will make a comeback this year as well. Cinemaphiles can come to enjoy films projected onto a giant screen, a stone’s throw from Arc de Triomphe.

Between June 17 and 25, people were able to vote which movies to be selected to light up the Parisian renowned avenue. And after Les Visiteurs swung the vote last year, this time round, the voters could chose from three classic French comedies:

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort by Jacques Demy (1967), L’Homme de Rio by Philippe de Broca (1964) , and OSS 117: Le Caire nid d’espions by Michel Hazanavicius (2006).

The event is a semi-exclusive one as a draw among the voters will be done to determine who will be selected to see the winning film. If you are a movie buff and didn’t have the chance to vote, make sure to be on the spot as early as possible and you’ll maybe find an empty seat.


Tatjana Kostic
Editor-in-Chief, Paris
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