The Cinémathèque Française, located in Paris, is an organization dedicated to the seventh art. An exhibition dedicated to Louis de Funès is to be seen at the moment. Schedules, prices, here is all you need to know.
Until 31 July 2021, the Cinémathèque française offers an exhibition event dedicated to Louis de Funès. This is the first time that this establishment renting the seventh art pays such a tribute to an actor. The actor, who shone in Rabbi Jacob, La grande Vadrouille or Les gendarmes (to name a few) died in 1983, at 51 years. However, his comic and artistic heritage is still very present in French cinema, justifying an exhibition of this magnitude.
To attend the Louis de Funès exhibition, the reservation online is mandatory by clicking here. Rates vary between 10 € (full price), 7,50 € (less than 26 years, with proof), 5 € (less than 19 years old, with proof) and 22 € (families of two adults and three children). The ticket printed or downloaded on the smartphone must be presented at the entrance. Note that it is not possible to attend this exhibition in a group of more than ten people. Please note that the organization is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Cinémathèque française website.
Find out more about the Cinémathèque française
The Cinémathèque française is a private French organization dedicated to the seventh art. Created in 1500 by Henri Langois and Georges Franju, the building has been located since 2005 in Bercy, in the heart of Paris. In addition to the numerous exhibitions and retrospectives and screenings, the Cinémathèque is a high place of knowledge on world cinema thanks to the 40 000 films and thousands of documents available to the organization. The Cinémathèque has as missions, among others, to preserve and restore works, but also to contribute to the dissemination of the seventh art.
What are the opening hours of the Cinémathèque française?
From 15 July to 30 August, the Cinémathèque française is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 hours at 20 time. The building is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. From September 2 to 30 May, the cinematheque is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12h to 18h, Saturdays from h to 24h and Sundays from 12h to 22h (closed on Tuesdays).
The screenings cinema are organized from Wednesday to Sunday at 18h and 19h30. The bookstore is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 13h to 15h. The restaurant is also accessible continuously during opening hours. The museum is temporarily closed and will reopen on 14 january 2021. The film library is also closed, while you must make an appointment to have access to the researcher space and the iconotheque.
What are the prices of the Cinémathèque française?
The public of the Cinémathèque française has the choice between single tickets for occasional visits or a subscription, which allows more frequent access to exhibitions, screenings and other treasures of the organization. Find below the details of each formula.
Subscriptions to the Cinémathèque française:
There are several subscriptions to the French Cinematheque. First, the free pass which offers unlimited access to the Cinémathèque, invitations to special events and partner offers. The price is 11,90 € per month, or 10 € per month for less than 26 years, and 19 € per month for two people. However, the commitment lasts for one year. There is also the package 6 cinema seats to 31 € to be used freely for screenings at the Cinémathèque française, but also a card family cinema to 12 €, offering reductions for one year: entry to exhibitions is free for children under 18 years, while cinema tickets cost 3 € for less than 15 years and €5 for adults. Finally, the library card gives access to the archives and the many documents available at the Cinémathèque française, but also cinema screenings at €5. It costs 30 € at full price, 22 € for students and teachers, 000 € for less than 24 years.
Prices for visiting the Cinémathèque française:
It is possible to visit the Cinémathèque française from time to time without a subscription. Ticket prices for the current exhibition, devoted to Louis de Funès, are fixed at 11 €. In reduced rate, the price goes down to 7,30 €, while the tribe pack allows you to have five tickets (two adults, three children) for 22 €. The prices for visiting the Cinémathèque museum are €5, €4 in reduced rate and 2,30 € for less than 18 years. The movie screening, at full price, is €7, while the people benefiting from the reduced rate can benefit from it for 5,50 € , less than 18 years old for €4, holders of the family cinema card for €5 (adults) and €3 (children). Access to the library costs 3,51 € and the meetings /conferences/film lessons at €5, reduced rate €4.
The hygiene rules in force at the Cinémathèque Française
Due to the health crisis linked to the coronavirus, the Cinémathèque française has reopened with strict hygiene measures. Wearing a mask is compulsory for people over years. It is compulsory to put hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance to the Cinémathèque, while signage to organize traffic is put in place, in order to respect physical distance. Payment by credit card and reservations are preferred for visitors. The cloakroom remains closed for the moment.
How to get to the French Cinematheque?
The Cinémathèque française is located in Paris. Just go to 51 rue de Bercy to discover the exhibitions temporary and permanent dedicated to the seventh art. If you want to get there by public transport, just join the metro lines 15 or 6, and get off at the Bercy stop. It is also possible to take the buses 26, 64 Where 89.
Henri, the streaming service of the Cinémathèque française
In reference to Henri Langlois, Henri is an online film collection service set up by the Cinémathèque française during of the year 2020, during confinement. The organization offers rare and little-known films, which it owns and for which it has the broadcasting rights, accessible to all. There is no need for a subscription, to discover Henri’s catalog, just click on this link.