A yearly event, Paris Plages was released in 2002 to carry the signature signs of summer – palm trees and beaches, lounge chairs and shady umbrellas – into the banks for the Seine. In the past, after an extensive cleanup effort within the 19th arrondissement, the town opened three swimming pools during the Bassin de la Villette, and also this year, the canal would be the site regarding the event’s premiere attraction: Le Cinéma sur l’Eau, the Cinema on the Water.
In keeping with social-distancing requirements, restaurants and airports around the world are now being reconceived as drive-in concert halls, and also this summer, an innovative new take regarding the concept will be making waves in Paris, when 150 individuals will be chosen to view a movie regarding the big screen – from the absolute comfort of an exclusive boat floating into the Bassin de la Villette canal. Registration for tickets is free and open from now through 15 July.
“The cinema occupies an important place when you look at the district,” mk2 managing director Elisha Karmitz said in a pr release. “After almost a year of closure, it really is an attractive method to celebrate.”
Yet another 150 people will be provided with the opportunity to commandeer a deck chair in the Quai de la Seine. In front of the 18 July launch, 150 individuals will be selected to expend the evening aboard 38 electric boats, each of which could accommodate two, four, or six people.
The key attraction will likely to be a screening of 2018’s Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim), about a team of middle-aged male friends who start a synchronized swimming team, and before that, event sponsor mk2 films will show the winning entry with its short-film contest, launched in March and featuring movies manufactured in quarantine.