Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in Marseille

Videodrome 2

Fewer video shops would have gone the way of the dodo if they’d followed the lead of Videodrome 2: simultaneously a DVD rental store, bar/bistro, and tiny arthouse movie theatre, it's a treat for gregarious cinephil…
Cinema in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé

This striking cinema with small exhibition (€3) devoted to the history of cinema is a brilliant addition to the Paris flick scene. Where else can you watch silent B&W movies to the sound of a live pianist? The P…
Cinema in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Le Louxor

Built in neo-Egyptian art-deco style in 1921 and saved from demolition by a neighbourhood association seven decades later, this historical monument is a palatial place to catch a new release, classic, piano-accompan…
Cinema in Louvre & Les Halles

Le Grand Rex

Blockbuster screenings and concerts aside, this 1932 art deco cinematic icon runs 50-minute behind-the-scenes tours (English soundtracks available) during which visitors – tracked by a sensor slung around their neck…
Cinema in Louvre & Les Halles

Forum des Images

A five-screen cinema showing films set in Paris is the centrepiece of the city’s film archive. Created in 1988 to establish an audiovisual archive of the city, and renovated in dramatic shades of pink, grey and blac…
Cinema in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Cinéma Les Fauvettes

Classics from the silent era to contemporary films are the focus of this five-screen cinema, which has a dedicated 3D screen and also hosts retrospectives, such as the entire James Bond catalogue or Best Picture Osc…
Cinema in Latin Quarter

Le Champo

This is one of the most popular of the many Latin Quarter cinemas, featuring classics and retrospectives looking at the films of such actors and directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques Tati, Alain Resnais, Frank Capr…
Cinema in Bastille & Eastern Paris

La Cinémathèque Française

This national institution is a temple to the ‘seventh art’ and always screens its foreign offerings in their original versions. Up to 10 films a day are shown, usually retrospectives (eg Spielberg, Altman, Eastwood)…
Cinema in Latin Quarter

L’Epée de Bois

Even locals find it easy to miss the small doorway leading to rue Mouffetard’s little two-screen cinema, which shows art-house flicks such as Julie Delpy–directed films, as well as major new releases. Show times are…
Cinema in Lyon

Hangar du Premier Film

This former factory and birthplace of cinema now screens films of all genres and eras in their original languages. From approximately June to September, the big screen moves outside.