“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated”, said famous director Francis Ford Coppola. If you love movies as much as I do and agree that an outdoor screening is what brings real magic to a hot summer night, then Cinétransat is the right place for you.
Every summer, from mid July until the end of August (13 July – 20 August), a huge inflatable screen is erected right by the lake in the Park de la Perle du Lac. Me, my friends and many other Genevois gather to watch old classics, the latest blockbusters, heart-breaking French movies or enchanting Bollywood love stories. What I love about Cinétransat is not only the great selection of movies screened, but first and foremost the atmosphere: people relaxing on their blankets, enjoying a barbecue and a drink, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the lake, watching the sun go down behind the alps while getting in the mood for the movie of the night. Cinétransat is a very well kept secret of Geneva and the best thing about it: it is FREE.
After a long day at work or an extensive tanning session by the lake, the perfect way to end a summer day is at Cinétransat. Join me for the next magical movie night! And don’t forget to bring your picnic basket with some snacks and drinks, a blanket, your friends – and even your dog if you like.