A Floating movie theater with socially distant boats coming to Paris


A floating movie theater where people can watch from socially distant boats is coming to the Seine river in Paris next week.

This is such a good idea! As Drive-Ins have been making a comeback since cinemas had to close because of the pandemic, why not have a float-in?

The “Cinéma sur l’Eau” — or cinema on the water — will be held later this month to celebrate the start of Paris Plages, an annual city-run program that creates temporary beaches in the French capital during the summer.

So how will the floating cinema work? The organizers have acquired 38 electric boats that can hold anywhere from two to six people. Social distancing practices will be in places to ensure that those onboard are family or friends.

To get a spot on the boat, Parisians will have to enter a raffle for those seats.

To complete the outdoor cinema, another 150 people will watch from deckchairs on dry land on a first-come, first-served basis.