Romance in Parisian cinema is not only on screen, it’s in the theater itself. Here are three destinations for the aspiring cinéphile in the city of lights (and sure to impress any date).
Once upon a time, François-Emile Morin married a beautiful Japanese woman who suffered from terrible homesickness. He decided to build her a life-size pagoda. The year was 1896, and we should mention that Morin owned Le Bon Marché, the world’s first fashion department store, and was a popular jet-setter of his era.
Any Sorbonne student will tell you : Le Champo embodies at its fullest the Saint-Germain-des-Pres spirit. This arthouse cinema is located right outside the University, organizing passionate debates about movie classics, like Fantomas or l’Avventura but also screening oldies that are otherwise only available on VHS.
Like the Pagode and the Mac Mahon, this movie theater was a popular place for Nouvelle Vague celebrities such as Claude Chabrol and François Truffaut. Added bonus: it is one of the cheapest movie theaters in Paris as the entrance will only cost you five euros.