With this whole COVID-19 and social distancing situation, various businesses and event organizers are forced to come up with creative ways to make regular social gatherings and other events safe for their clients and visitors. Because of that, many unique concepts for events can be seen rapidly emerging all around the world.

For instance, this July, Paris is launching its first-ever floating cinema where people will watch movies in socially distant electric boats! The “Cinéma sur l’Eau”—or cinema on the water—will take place on July 18 in the Seine river. This movie night is being hosted to celebrate the return of Paris Plages, an annual city-run program that creates temporary beaches in the French capital during the summertime.

A free movie screening from 38 electric boats that can hold two to six people each!

Image credits: Le cinema sur l’eau

Since all the seats are free and there are only 38 of them, people have to enter a raffle in order to win them. Others will still be able to enjoy the session sitting on one of the 150 deckchairs spread out on the banks of the Seine. People can participate in the lottery until July 15th.

Here’s how the event poster looks

Image credits: Le cinema sur l’eau

Since 2002, every summer, the banks of the Seine and the La Villette Canal Basin get turned into a seaside resort

Each summer, the locations get transformed with palm trees, beach chairs, umbrellas, and even large swimming pools. Moreover, all activities here are free.

Because of the health crisis going on, it is believed that this year’s Paris Plages will be a lot different. “Many Parisians will not go on holidays. Many visitors might come to Paris, especially visitors from other French regions rather than abroad, and we really want to welcome them and keep this festive spirit up in Paris,” the Mayor of Paris said on RTL.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

One of the movies the Parisians will be able to see at this floating cinema is Gilles Lelouche’s Le Grand Bain

In English, it’s called Sink or Swim and it’s a comedy movie released in 2018 which first appeared at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. The movie tells a story about a group of 40-something men that decide to form their local pool’s first-ever synchronized swimming team for men.

The other one is Victor Mirabel’s short film called A Corona Story

A Corona Story is a short film about the current pandemic and it won a contest launched by cinema chain Mk2.

Some people on the internet seemed to really like this idea

And some were concerned about one particular thing…