Exploring Ciné 13 Théâtre

Art provides the backdrop for film in Paris.  Our cinema is at the highest elevation in Paris–Montmartre, the “Mount of Martres”–next to the world’s most famous windmill, painted by Renoir, Van Gogh, and many others.

building  Montmartre windmill

You enter at the ground floor and explore the four levels of the théâtre.  On the ground floor is the ticket booth.  Relax!  It’s closed during the festival–Ethnografilm is completely free!

Outside Cine 13   Stairs down to bar

Wander down to the bar, our “minus one” level, and have a glass of wine (high quality and subsidized by the festival–guaranteed the least expensive in Montmartre!).  Enjoy the artwork–don’t forget to use your device to check out other information about the film and the artist by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the picture.

bar shot  Art on walls 2

But you’re not done.  There are two ways into the screening room, one at the bar level and one at minus two, where you find more art work and the reception desk.  Also check out the map of the world with a flag for each country.

Art on walls 3   World of Ethngrafilms

At some point, you might want to enter the screening room and watch films, which will play continuously throughout the day, except for Q&A with directors.

Audience watches  Audience

But you’re still not there.  A few steps down takes you to our gallery, or, as we prefer to call it, the argumentarium, where directors watch, re-watch, and discuss films.

Gallery tables  Directors watching films

Now you can stop, but if you need to use the toilet, keep going.  Be aware that the toilets of Ciné 13 Théâtre are very famous.  Why?  Quite honestly, no one connected to the Ethnografilm festival has a clue, but we circulate honest rumor as truth.

Ou, au moins, la vérité du cinéaste.