Paris Has A Floating Drive-In Movie – On The Seine! Movies By Boat Tomorrow!

Ready To Watch A Movie – From Your Own Boat?

Leave it to Paris to figure out a safe way to deal with our love of film during the pandemic: they have a floating drive-in!

My blogging friend Beth shared this story:

“As lockdown has forced many cinemas to close their doors due to social distancing measures, many cinephiles have turned to drive-ins to watch their favorite flicks. And while drive-ins may make an exciting cinema experience, a floating movie theater in Paris takes outdoor movie-going to another level, swapping out cars with boats.

Saturday night, the waters of the iconic Seine river in the French capital will see the arrival of a floating movie theatre where people can enjoy themselves in socially distant boats.”

“The “Le Cinéma sur l’Eau”, or “cinema on the water”, will be held on July 18 to celebrate the return of Paris Plages, an annual event organized by the French capital, that creates temporary beaches along the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette during the summer.

The floating cinema will welcome 150 locals who will be able to kick back in one of 38 small electric boats to watch “Le Grand Bain”, a French comedy about a group of men who start a synchronized swimming team and “A Corona Story”, a short film about COVID-19.

Each boat will seat four to six people, making sure that the groups consist of family or friends to makes sure social distancing measures are met. Also, to make sure that as many as people can benefit from this boat-cinema experience, another 150 people will be able to watch from deckchairs on dry land.”

Beth ended her story with this quote:

“solitude is not the same as loneliness. solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.”

-Robert fulghum

Thanks Beth for the great story – your blog didn’t allow me to “reblog”, so I shared here – but for all of you, check out her blog here – she shares great stuff every day!

And as for Paris…

My wife Alex and I love this city – we were supposed to be there this month, but that trip has been delayed to next summer…when we get back, we will support all of our favorite restaurants, cafes and bars:

That means another meal at Chez L’ami Jean, where Chef Stephane Jego serves up incredible food – and the greatest rice pudding of all time:

You can click here to see our entire meal and the recipe for this incredible dessert!

Chef’s bistro is open again, but in this new pandemic world, it’s a struggle…in fact, people all around the world are looking to adapt to a “new normal” – and in Tokyo that means a “drive-through haunted house!”

A unique way to stay safe AND scared! Click here for more details on this unique scare-fest:

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17 replies

  1. What clever people the French are! Everyone, it seems, is being clever finding ways to socialize and still stay safe. I was invited to a “drive in concert” where the band is on stage and also projected on a screen while the crowd watches from their cars. It was BYOB but they did provide restrooms! 🙂

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  2. LOVE the floating boat movie theatre! Awesome idea. It must be very special to watch a movie this way.

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  3. Ooooo I would really like rhis

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  4. How cool is this?! 😀


  5. Wow this looks fantastic, like in Thailand. Little fairy-tale..

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  6. What a fabulous idea. People are so clever and never more so than when there is a crisis!!. Thanks for sharing.


  7. I’m in! What a fab idea. Sorry your trip was detained. Mine was too. I should be in the Alps today yodeling and claiming the hills are alive with music. Next summer will be better!


  8. Trust the French to come up with a stylish way to beat the ban on opening cinemas. I would be up for that, unless the current took me away from the screen. 🙂
    (Might want a better film though!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  9. A great post, John. I love the boat idea. Thanks to Beth too.

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  10. ❤️❤️❤️🇫🇷


  11. I would definitely go to this!~

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  12. Great post, thanks for sharing. It’s very interesting to see the ways that people are adjusting their businesses for safe social distancing. I wish we did a little more of that in the US.

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