Paris is a city that’s obessesed with film and for cinema lovers Le Forum des Images is a real treat. The centre opened in 1988 with the aim of compiling an audiovisual memory bank of Paris but films shown here range from golden-age Hollywood classics to obscure documentaries as well as rare pieces of vintage cinema and even TV series and cartoons.
The centre runs frequent festivals throughout the year and tickets for screenings are always reasonably priced. One of my favourite Paris memories is coming here to see a selection of old black and white Charlie Chaplin silent movies complete with live piano accompaniment, all for only € 5!
Check the website to keep up to date with the latest screening details but also make sure to check out the Salles des Collections within Le Forum. This is a huge room filled with a variety of sofas, comfy chairs and cosy booths where with friends or alone you can watch films of your choice on individual screens with headphones. The selection is huge and does feature some English films, plus, once you’ve paid your entry fee you can stay as long as you want!
P.S. Extra added bonus – there’s a cute bar and café too with really friendly staff and free wifi!