The French cinematheque, located in Paris, is an organization dedicated to the seventh art. An exhibition dedicated to Louis de Funès is on view at the moment. Times, prices, here’s everything you need to know.
Until July 31, 2021, the Cinémathèque française is offering an event exhibition dedicated to Louis de Funès. This is the first time that this establishment praising the seventh art has paid 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 the age of 68. However, his comic and artistic heritage is still very much present in French cinephilia, justifying an exhibition of this magnitude.
To attend the Louis de Funès exhibition, online reservation is required in click here. Prices vary between € 10 (full price), € 7.50 (under 26, with proof), € 5 (under 18, with proof) and € 22 (families of two adults and three children). The ticket printed or downloaded to 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. Note that the organization is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit the website of the Cinémathèque française.
Find out more about the French film library
The Cinémathèque française is a private French organization dedicated to the seventh art. Created in 1936 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 major place of knowledge about 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.
From July 15 to August 30, the Cinémathèque française is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The building is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. From September 2 to May 31, the film library is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays).
The cinema screenings are organized from Wednesday to Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The bookstore is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant is also accessible continuously during opening hours. The museum is temporarily closed and will reopen on January 13, 2021. The film library is also closed, while an appointment must be made to gain access to the researcher area and the icon library.
The public of the Cinémathèque française can choose between single tickets for one-off visits or a subscription, which gives them 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 children under 26, and € 19 per month for two people. However, the engagement lasts one year. There is also the package 6 cinema seats at 30 € to be used freely for the screenings of the Cinémathèque française, but also a family movie card at € 12, offering reductions for one year: entry to exhibitions is free for children under 18, while cinema tickets cost € 3 for children under 18 and € 5 for adults. Finally, the library card gives access to the archives and to the numerous documents available at the Cinémathèque française, as well as cinema screenings at 5 €. It costs € 34 full price, € 20 for students and teachers, € 10 for children under 26.
Prices for visiting the Cinémathèque française:
It is possible to visit the French Cinémathèque from time to time without a subscription. Ticket prices for the current exhibition, dedicated to Louis de Funès, are set at € 10. At a reduced rate, the price drops to € 7.50, while the tribe pack allows you to have five tickets (two adults, three children) for € 22. Prices for visiting the Cinémathèque museum are at 5 €, 4 € in reduced price and 2.50 € for …