la cité’s cinema
The two cinemas in La Cité, the Nemo hall and the Laloux hall, enjoy perfect acoustics and an equipment at the cutting edge of technology for any type of screenings, including 3D HD. They are classified as art cinema and labeled as Research, Discovery, Heritage, Repertoire and Young Audience by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma); they belong to the Europa Cinemas network of the European Union.
Rich and varied, it ranges from authors’ films to major documentaries, independent films, major discoveries of the Seventh Art and award winning movies from the best festivals around the world.
Thanks to the repertoire screenings, the audience (re)discovers the masterpieces of the cinema heritage.
The Tuesday night and thematic screenings are an opportunity to join in films previews and debates about the cinema and society.
La Cité’s cinema is also involved in the national educational school image scheme introducing comprehensive schools, higher education pupils and cinema trainees to the filmmaking process and to the audiovisual image. The cinema rooms occasionally turn into modern lecture halls for the thousand students of the Image Campus.
A genuine palace for festivals, it welcomes various events every year: the Francophone Film Festival, 16,000 Toons, the International Comics Festival, Courant 3D, and many other events.
Out of respect for the works and the audience, the cinemas are equipped with a mobile phone jamming system and audio loops for the hearing impaired ; they are accessible to disabled people.
the kids cinema
On Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday afternoons and every afternoon during school holidays, the younger ones can enjoy special high standard screenings.
From the latest films to classic movies.
the teatime movies workshops
a truly creative and enjoyable moment (booking recommended)
Screening of a programmed kids cinema movie topped up with a special teatime snack and an art workshop.