The Seine Turns Into A Floating Cinema!

According to foreign media reports, as the coVID-19 situation has eased, many parts of the world are gradually unlocking and cinemas are reopening. In Paris, fans can even take a boat, eat popcorn and watch a movie on the Seine river.

People sit on boats and on the beach to watch the comedy “The Bathhouse” during the “Cinema on Water” on the artificial beach in Paris, France, July 18, 2018.

Fans of the 2018 French comedy “The Grand Bath” got on 38 electric boats Tuesday local time to enjoy the show for free, it was reported. Each boat can accommodate up to six people who know each other. Organizers of the annual “Paris Beach” series, which turns the Seine into a man-made beach, hope to host more screenings during the six-week event.

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‘I really love the open air,’ said Eloise Blomme, 25. ‘It represents the beginning of summer, and even though it’s already mid-July, for me it still represents the beginning of summer adventures in Paris.’ “I really liked the idea of the boat, the combination of the Seine and the water movies, and I didn’t want to miss it.”

Cinemas across France have resumed operations, but attendance remains scarce, the report said. Although the outbreak has been brought under control and the number of deaths and patients being treated in intensive care units has declined, the number of new cases diagnosed each day is increasing before the summer holiday season begins.

Bertrand Delanoe, then the mayor of Paris, launched The “Paris Beach” on the Banks of the Seine in 2002, turning the Banks of the River Seine and the lavillette pool in northern Paris into artificial beaches to great acclaim, and has held the event every year since.
In addition to seeing the buildings in the heart of Paris, the event offers sports such as fencing, giant foosball tables and an open-air gym overlooking the Seine river. In 2020, however, some activities will be restricted because of tighter health restrictions.