I've been in Paris for FOUR months and NO movies!
This is a disaster
Especially in a town...
A wash in movie theaters. That grey sky looks threatening to open up at any moment and give us all a good soak. Movies are a great escape from the rain or a chance for a quick snooze after too much running...
Weekly PariScope has SIXTY pages allotted to just films every issue so I have been dying to go.
Enfin I was saved. The UGC chain has a deal where for just a monthly fee of 20.08€ you can see as many films as you want (even in the same day as long as an hour has elapsed between séances/shows.
You do need a French bank account. I opened one precisely for this reason - to go to the movies believe it or not. Up to now it's just been me and the ATM. By the way UGC has 620 salles/rooms playing 620 films in Paris and the card is good outside Paris as well.
French movie theater seats are low and cushie. The rooms in most multiplexes are on the small side but who cares
As long as there's a movie playing. I don't care if I'm sitting on an orange crate.
Before the feature begins there are ads for perfume!
And art exhibits ads!
Not your usual fast food chains or soda pop.
Today I went to see Sous Surveillance or Robert Redford's “The Company You Keep” with a top-drawer cast and story. I thought it was dynamite terrific! A don't-miss.
Of course there were French subtitles. I scribbled in the dark little expressions I wanted to remember...
I should to be seeing Fr films to improve my language skills but I'll get there eventually...
Gatsby opens on Wednesday and I can't wait!