French drive-in with a difference in Paris

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French drive-in with a difference in Paris

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Fifties nostalgia has swept Paris as a temporary drive-in style cinema took over the Grand Palais.

Just off the Champs Elysees fortunate film fans could experience the American drive-in experience protected from the elements by the hundred-year-old exhibition hall’s glass ceiling.

“We’ve all seen drive-ins in films, we’ve all dreamed about them and it’s great to be able to experience that with friends in a nice atmosphere with champagne, we are privileged. You have to think to yourself it’s pretty nice,” said one young Parisian.

Those who wished to avoid the fleet of Fiats could pitch up in deckchairs and mattresses.

As other events take over the rest of the building, movie goers listened to opening film “The Big Lebowski” through wireless headsets.

Anyone else hoping to have a blast for the past must hurry, the screenings run until June 21.