Paris launches floating cinema with electric boats

A floating movie theatre named 'Cinema on Water' was launched in Paris on Saturday, to uphold physical distancing while screening movies amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event functions in a similar way to a drive-in, with boats taking the place of cars. The event was organised by cinema chain Mk2 in collaboration with Haagen-Dazs. «We had to re-invent the concept due to the coronavirus situation, we couldn't welcome 2,000 people on the Champs Elysees, so we had the idea to do it like a drive-in but with boats,» said event organiser Michael Courcoux. As many as 150 people enjoyed comedy «Le Grand Bain» from 38 electric boats floating on the water, while another 150 people watched the movie from deck chairs on land. Each boat reportedly seated between four to six people, organised in family units or groups of friends. «I think it is very well organised, there is space between chairs and in the boats and so forth,» said an event attendee.

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