Monday, January 04, 2010
Paris is a heaven for cinema lovers. Not only are there 95 theaters within Paris, but on top of that they don’t all show the latest blockbuster (you can see a lot of old good movies too). Moreover you can see most movies in their original language (version originale). There are 2 main networks (UGC and Gaumont) plus smaller ones like this one (Pathé) or MK2 and many independent theaters (visit Allocine to know more). A movie ticket costs about 10 €, but you can have cheaper deals if you buy a card or subscribe to a year plan that allows you to go as often as you want for 20 € a month (that's what I have). Despite piracy and VOD, the movie theater business is still doing pretty well : it increased by 4% this year (almost 200 million tickets sold).