: +33 1 85 08 66 89more infotheatre in parisshows in english"how to become parisian in one hour"this one-man comedy show in english by and starring olivier giraud, is a great survival guide to paris and parisians.
If in paris, we like the printed pariscope magazine (in french) and the online time out paris website (in english and french) for movie listings and to find out what is going on in the city.
Helpful abbreviations to know:sances =movie times/datesdim (dimanche)/lun (lundi)/mar (mardi)/mer (mercredi)/jeu (jeudi)/ven (vendredi)/sam (samedi) = sunday/monday/tuesday/wednesday/thursday/friday/saturdaysf or sauf = except (e.
Movie listing under cinema | autres films sectionnow, we were then surprised to also see gatsby le magnifique listed under reprises as a few theatres were playing the 1974 version of the film.
It is very easy to find english-language movies in france, as many of the films in any given large cinema tend to be american.
We also noted that it was called gatsby le magnifique in french and that it was playing in a bunch of movie theaters all over paris.
If you are in a medium to larger town and want to see an international movie (not made in france), there will likely be at least one theater nearby showing it in v.
English speaking movie theater in paris
At the time, we couldnt locate any good online english resources to help us interpret the movie listings, so we thought wed share our experience and tips here to help others who may be trying to watch a movie in paris or elsewhere in france.
Surtitled in englishtheatre in parisofferssubtitling in englishfor plays performed in thetop parisian theatres(thtre du ranelagh, thtre edouard vii, le comedia, thtre edgar, salle gaveau.
You can purchase a copy of the pariscope for 0,50 euros at local tabacs, newspaper stands, and book stores.
We found it almost impossible to distinguish the old from new version from just scanning the individual cinema listings so make sure you check the film listings first to then crosscheck which movie theaters are showing each version.
English-speaking theatre in paris teampersonally welcomes their guests, giving them aprogramme in englishbefore seating them and presenting the show.
We found the film listings in pariscope, but then we were a bit surprised to have some difficulty interpreting the movie listings across the multitude of cinemas in paris.
Pariscope magazinea guide to going to the movies in francestep 1: choose a resource to discover which movies are showing.
Once youve decided on the film and preferred version, you can then figure out the closest cinemas and find movie times.
Experience:now if like us, you dont understand enough french to watch and understand a movie in french, you will want to avoid anything denoted as v.
Our pic of the french poster of the great gasbywe hope that this little guide will help someone else out there trying to decipher french movie listings!
Packages adapted to foreign audiences tourists, foreign residents, students staying in paris, who are finally going to have the opportunity to fully enjoy a performance in a parisian theatre!
This article will explain out to read and interpret French film listings with a specific focus on going to the movies in Paris and Pariscope magazine listings.
Scott fitzgerald (the writer of the great gatsby) with the time he spent in paris, it felt like a good fit.
This post should help you interpret many of the abbreviations found in the listings of the weekly magazine pariscope as well as online cinema listings.
To ensureease of reading of subtitles(displayed in real time above the stage),theatre in paris books the most appropriate seats for its customers.
Wanted to go around 9:00pm or 9:30pm and saw that the 33 ugc odontheater was playing gatsby le magnifique in v.
While in paris this past spring, we decided after a long travel day that we wanted to see a film.
We then saw that a few different cinemas were playing this movie in the6e odon area.
In paris, we find the weekly pariscope (in french) to be an invaluable resource for finding out what is going on in town and surrounding areas, which includes information about festivals, theatre performances, operas, comedy shows, musical performances and concerts, film festivals, light shows, movie theater listings, art expositions, childrens activities, and even some restaurant , night club, and strip club listings.
.some terms to know:en 3d = movie is shown in 3d (three-dimensional)lunettes 3d = 3d glassesprojection numrique = a digital projection (usually meant to denote it is not in 3d)version restaure = restored version (good sign it is an older movie)v.
Generally, a theater will not be showing both versions although this is of course possible.
Non-french speakers would like to attend a theatre performance in paris but the language barrier can cause quite a problem.
. -or- version franaise = version has been dubbed in frenchspecial note: alisting for the movie that does not have v.
Experience:so we purchased a copy of pariscope at a marais bookstore and used it to get the movie and cinema listings.
How do i make sure i am seeing the new release of the movie and not an older version?
Pariscope, go to the cinema section and check out the films nouveaux (new films) section which will highlight all the newer movies, autres films (other films) section for those films that have been out for a while, and reprises for older movies and classic films.
Shows offered by theatre in parisclassics:- le cid, from 14 september to 15 january 2017, thtre du ranelagh- cyrano de bergerac, from 20 october 2016 to 17 april 2017, thtre du ranelaghcomedie:- anything you want (tout ce que vous voulez),from 9 septembre 2016, thtre edouard viimusicals:- i love piaf, from 10 september 2016, thtre edgar-oliver twist - the musical, from 23 september 2016, salle gaveau.
.) of gatsby le magnifique, the movie was in its original english but french subtitles were shown throughout the movie.
. after it normallyindicates it is an actual french movie and is shown in french with no subtitles.
. sf dim et ftes= except on sundays and holidays)tlj or tous le jours = daily or everydayfte = festival or holidaypl -or- plein tarif = normal ticket pricetr -or- tarif rduit= reduced ticket price (such as for students, children, seniors)our experience:since we were near the 6th arrondissement area of paris, we checked to see which movie theaters were closest to us.
If you are looking for something that is not in french, such as an english language film, look for a movie that is denoted as v.
After each film description will be a list of all the local theaters showing that film.
Experience: we already knew we wanted to see the great gatsby (2013) that had just recently been released (for some reason it is listed as 2012 in pariscopeeven though it was released in 2013).
A couple of things we noted was that the theater we went to was quite small and we were not allowed to hang around the lobby and could not enter the actual theater until 15 minutes before our show time.
Our chosen movie theater in parisa few final words about going to the movies in francewe had just arrived in paris after a long train ride from switzerland and a quiet evening watching a movie really hit the spot for us that day.
We were not interested in seeing the movie in 3d (note that like in the united states there are generally extra charges for 3d films) so we avoided listings that noted en 3d.