Starry affair: Paris to Israel- Cinema lovers opt for 'sail-in' experiences in 'new normal'

After the drive-in cinemas, open-air cinemas are the new favourite for cinema lovers in Paris and Israel

Drama on boats

As a part of Paris Plages, French film fans can now watch a movie from a boat on the river Seine.


Laughter therapy

Moviegoers were able to board 38 electric boats for a free showing of the 2018 French comedy 'Le Grand Bain'.



Steam fountains

The organisers installed steam fountain at the Bassin de la Villette on the opening day of the 19th edition of the "Paris-Plages".


Closed cinemas show low occupancy

Cinemas have reopened in France, but occupancy levels remain very low. While the virus has been under control with fatalities and the number of people in intensive care falling, daily cases have increased ahead of the summer holiday season. 


Sanitizing given priority

All visitors had to sanitize their hands before entering the premises. Various sanitizing unis and devices were also available at various spots.


Social distancing

All tables and benches at the restaurants and infront of the movie screens were placed at safe distances to make sure there is no spread of the novel coronavirus.


Gliding through

Zip lines, kayak and various other activities were also available at the festival for visitors. People were encouraged to wear face mask and maintain social distance at all times.


Israel's 'sail-in' cinema

Cinema-lovers hopped on boats on a Tel Aviv lake for the first test-run of 'sail-in' cinema to watch Paddington 2.


Rowing to screens

The floating cinema provided seating aboard 70 pedal and rowing boats set in the Yarkon Park lake, two metres apart to maintain social distancing.