English language reviews of Paris cinemas
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67 Rue Monsieur le Prince, M° Odéon / Luxembourg, Paris
+33 1 46 33 97 77
J.J. Green wrote on 21-07-2012 “Three minutes from the Jardin du Luxembourg, this scruffy three screen cinema serves a selection of recent independent films, usually a bit later and for a bit longer than its more illustrious and better-known neighbours; if you want a last chance to see something on the big screen (and at a good...” more...
5 rue des Écoles, M° Cardinal Lemoine / Jussieu, 75005 Paris
+33 1 43 54 47 62
J.J. Green wrote on 20-07-2012 “A cinema of two halves at the Jardin des Plantes end of the rue des Écoles. A cinema which is clearly run by enthusiasts; an eclectic program of art-films, black-and-white classics, noir, nouvelle vague, ... Downstairs the smaller screen, usually for the old films on celluloid, with a...” more...
7 Avenue Clichy, 75017 Paris
+33 1 53 42 40 20
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Some interesting displays and posters in the foyer lead you to a large impressive hanger-like theatre with good projection of an offbeat independent program. Well worth arriving 15 minutes early to have a look around the place.” more...
7 rue Hautefeuille, 75005 Paris
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “A minute's walk from Saint-Michel, this small three-screener MK2 hosts the artier films for its bigger commercial brother on Odéon; seemingly a former Gaumont (the "G" is still to be found on the carpets). Diverse and independent program with the high quality of projection and sound that one comes...” more...
14 rue Lincoln, 75008 Paris
+33 1 43 59 36 14
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “A small three-screen cinema a few yards from the madness of the Champs-Élysées. An interesting « art et essai » program and a friendly welcome. English refugees in Paris might also be interested to know of the availability of good bacon at the nearby Marks & Spencers.” more...
1 boulevard Poissonnière, Grands Boulevards, 75002 Paris
+33 1 45 08 93 89
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “One of the best known and loved in Paris, the Rex is truly a Deco palace with chandeliers, sumptuous armchairs and even faux castles (really). When you visit, you must walk up to the screen and look back into the huge theatre itself. With so many seats to fill, the program is necessarily mainstream...” more...
5 rue François Mitterrand, 94200 Ivry sur Seine
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Inexplicably popular multiplex just off the periphique, not so far from the RER C but a seriously hostile walk to get to from it. Good acoustics and comfy seats, but rather soulless. A garden centre called "Truffaut" is accessible from the interior should you feel the urge to buy some compost.” more...
9 Rue Champollion, 75005 Paris
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Jewel in the crown of the Latin Quarter, two small screens of unashamed arthouse, independent and foreign films. The program is generally two-thirds dedicated featured directors (the week of this review: Kubrick, Coppola, Hitchcock, Kaurismäki) with a smattering of Italian comedies and other...” more...
22 rue Guillaume-Appolinaire, 75006 Paris
+33 1 42 22 87 23
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “A top-notch single-screen centrally located just off Saint-Germain (the clue is in the name). In spite of the large screen and theatre, a program of the more popular independent or the artier mainstream films -- always in VO. One very nice feature is the illumination by stars, huge ones on the...” more...
7 quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Superior mutiplex on the bank of the canal. Great digital projection, program and all-round experience, as you would expect from an MK2. Don't miss the bookshop which has a wide range of art and cinema books and journals, and a fine selection of obscure and foreign DVDs. If you are with kids then go...” more...
2 cour Saint Émilion, 75012 Paris
+33 8 92 70 00 00
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “A Le Corbusier style "machine for watching films in" with lots of screens and lots of choice. Something of a scrum to get your tickets at the entrance, and I could not see any way to buy tickets with actual money -- make sure you take a bank or credit card to push into a machine. Located on the side...” more...
11 bd de Port-Royal, Gobelins, 75013 Paris
+33 1 47 07 28 04
20 Rue Temple, Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
+33 1 42 78 47 86
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Latin, not because it is in the Latin Quarter (it isn't), but because it concentrates on South European and South American films. Always VOSF, always with a friendly welcome. Upstairs a selection of books, posters and cinema bric-a-brac. A treasure.” more...
51 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
+33 8 92 68 69 21
24 boulevard Poissonière, 75009 Paris
+33 1 48 00 90 24
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Widely regarded as having the best digital projection in Paris and, to my ears, the best sound; this 3-tier single screener is one the cinematic highlights of Paris. I was lucky enough to see von Trier's Melancholia here on a hot sunny afternoon of 2011. Stumbling out, stunned and dazed from...” more...
51 Rue de Bercy, Bercy, 75012 Paris
+33 1 71 19 33 33
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “This really is a must for the Paris cinephile: a great screen (with subtitles displayed on what looks like a POS device located below the screen) at only 6 euros the place, a program of mostly art films with featured directors covered in depth and extensive book/DVD shop.” more...
39 Boulevard Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
+33 1 47 70 08 86
J.J. Green wrote on 11-04-2012 “Small friendly cinema in the lively multicultural district just south of the Gare de l'Est. A mixed program of classics, recent art films, Turkish RomComs, Bollywood blockbusters... one of my favourites. If you get the chance, try to see something on the second screen, possibly the smallest salle...” more...