In the hearts of many Greeks, the magic of enjoying timeless classics or newly-released films under the open sky epitomizes the essence of summer bliss. With this sentiment in mind, the long-awaited reopening of Cine Paris on Saturday, May 11, managed by the Greek streaming platform and distributor, Cinobo, fills us with unparalleled excitement and anticipation.

Cine Paris in Kidathineon street 22

Established in 1920 by a local hairdresser who had spent several years in Paris, Cine Paris holds a distinguished status as one of Greece’s most emblematic and oldest open-air cinemas. It comes as no surprise that most Athenians would have a story to share about this cinema, whether it be a memorable first date or a summertime family outing.

Nestled atop an Athens rooftop with stunning views, in an iconic building owned by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, in the heart of the Plaka district, Cine Paris reopened to the public, refurbished, restored and fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Cinobo’s renovation project has aimed at preserving the Mediterranean rooftop garden ambiance while retaining the original details of a classic open-air cinema.

Consequently, Cine Paris will offer a thoughtfully curated selection of films throughout the upcoming months, spanning Greek and international timeless masterpieces to the highly anticipated summer releases such as Lanthimos’ latest, Kinds of Kindness, Wicked Little Letters starring Olivia Colman, and Linklater’s Hit Man.

Commencing with retro vibes, the cinema’s grand opening showcases today Jules Dassin’s 1960 classic, Never on Sunday, starring Dassin and Melina Mercouri followed by a late-night showing of Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, ‘The Challengers.’

Remaining true to its mission of providing a unique cinematic experience, Cine Paris’ doors will open ninety minutes earlier than the programmed screening times throughout the summer season, setting the ideal location for stunning sunset views of the Acropolis while cinema aficionados can enjoy fresh drinks from the cinema’s equipped rooftop bar.

Cine Paris