A Floating Movie Theater Where You Sit In Socially Distant Boats Is Coming This Week

A Floating Movie Theater Where You Sit In Socially Distant Boats Is Coming This Week

There will be a total of 38 boats and each can accommodate two to six people.

Social distancing is the key to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keeping that in mind, Paris has introduced the concept of a floating movie theater which will be making its debut next week. Now people can watch the film screening from their boat without worrying about keeping a safe distance from others. There will be a total of 38 boats and each can accommodate two to six people. Organizers have also mentioned that strict social distancing measures will be observed.



Le Cinéma Sur l'Eau or The cinema On The Water will be held on July 18 to celebrate the starting of Paris Plages. Paris Plages is an annual city-run program in which temporary artificial beaches are constructed every summer along the river Seine in the center of Paris. In case you are interested in attending this event, you will need to participate in a raffle for the seats, reported The New York Post. The winners will be chosen through a lucky draw and notified by email. In order to give the audience the immersive experience of cinema, an additional 150 people will be given the opportunity to watch the movie from deckchairs placed on dry land on a first-come, first-served basis.



Two movies that are all set to play on the big screen are "A Corona Story,” a short film about the pandemic that won a contest launched by cinema chain Mk2. Mk2 are also the organizers of the floating event, in collaboration with Häagen-Daz. The second one to air is “Le Grand Bain,” a 2018 French comedy about a group of men who start a synchronized swimming team. After the relaxation of the lockdown measures, cinema halls in Paris were allowed to reopen late last month at 50 percent capacity. 



While we are on the topic of unusual movie screenings, Walmart recently announced that they have entered a partnership with Tribeca Enterprises and will transform 160 participating Walmart parking lots into makeshift drive-in movie theaters, reported Comicbook. The retail giant also mentioned that there will be a total of 320 showings. 



Walmart tweeted, "Starting in August at select Walmart stores, we’re partnering with @Tribeca and rolling out the red carpet for drive-in movie premieres, complete with car-side 🍿 and 🥤 service. Stay tuned for more details. See you at the movies!"



On its official website, Walmart described the initiative as the "most amazing family drive-in movie tour ever." Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer of Walmart, in a press release said, "Summer hasn’t really felt like summer yet, and I know I hear every day, ‘Mom, I’m bored!' Through our digital means and vast footprint of stores, we’re hoping to bring some summer fun to families across the country. We know Walmart plays a role in our communities that extends far beyond getting them necessary supplies, and we see that now more than ever.



Jane Rosenthal, CEO and of Tribeca Enterprises also released their own press release, stating, "Drive-ins have been a signature program for Tribeca since we started the Tribeca Film Festival 19 years ago after 9/11. But now, the Tribeca Drive-In is much more than a fun, retro way to see movies — it’s one of the safest ways for communities to gather. We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to bring more people together around the shared cinematic experiences that Tribeca is known for.

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