With 5,241 rooms and 1,072,000 seats, France has one of the largest theatres in Europe. Cinema in France is doing well and this thanks to advantageous rates for students. Take advantage of the many offers offered by movie theaters.
Cinema in unlimited mode
In France, two brands offer movies unlimited cinema sessions. Gaumont-Pathé on the one hand with the CinéPass offer: €16.90/month for under 26. On the other hand, UGC and Mk2 offer the pass UGC Illimité Pass under 26 for €17.90/month. If you go to the movies very regularly, it’s the right choice.
Places by lots
If you go to the movies less often, it is better to buy tickets in lots sold with a discount. Most theatres sell lots of seats, often called movie cards, whether in 5, 10 or 15 copies. These seats are usable either in a particular cinema or in all the theatres of the brand in France. 37 euros for 5 places at Gaumont for example.
Attend morning sessions
Sessions before noon (12 pm) are usually cheaper. Between 6.50 and 8 euros and there are fewer people, especially for big outings (estreno).
Cinematheques and other circuits
Seeing or reviewing films from the repertoire for under 26 will cost you only 5.50 euros at the Cinémathèque Française which also offers you an unlimited pass at 10 euros per month! Cinémathèque de Toulouse has a price of 6.50 euros per seat and an unlimited card at 100 euros.
Institutes such as Instituto Cervantes or Goethe-Institut also offer cinema screenings at low prices.
To be noted, the Forum des Images in Paris offers with the CROUS of Paris an unlimited pass for one year at only €37.19!
As usual the CROUS has tickets for cheaper cinema tickets.
Take advantage of offers from banks, universities (cultural services) and also fast food chains…
To find out more about the films, schedules and theaters, you have the Office des Spectacles (for Paris and its region) and AlloCiné (national and central reservation).
No reason to miss the big screen!