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Movie Night in Uzes: Carmen at the Met

Metropolitan Opera Night in Uzès


It seems strange to see a French opera performed live in New York, broadcast live at a cinema in Uzés — with French subtitles.

  “Carmen,”  in HD ( high definition video) from the Met,  was broadcast in the only Cinema in Uzès. As I watched the performance, I remembered the traveling troupe that performed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and other times when I heard the music from “Carmen.” I also thought of the millions of people worldwide attending the broadcast event and me at their local theaters.

Isn’t technology amazing!??

People who have seen an HD version of the Met operas have said how wonderful it is. Now that I’ve been to one myself, I have to agree. It’s the next best thing to sitting in. Lincoln Center.

The Cinema in Uzès

The only theater in Uzès is on a narrow street that runs into the town’s main “rue.” From the outside, the building looks like a theater straight out of a Woody Allen film.

Cinema in Uzes, France Cinema in Uzès


The inside isn’t much different.

 Except at this Cinema, there are “do-it-yourself” popcorn and bizarre candy machines.

Popcorn maker for Popcorn maker for “vanilla” flavored popcorn and another machine for “salted” popcorn.


Candy machine at Cinema in Uzes Candy machine


The most interesting thing is that you can order a meal served during intermission.


Cinema - goers enjoying a meal at intermission of Carmen Cinema-goers enjoying a meal at intermission of Carmen


The menu


Cheese and fruit plate Cheese and fruit plate


Serving up soup and salad Serving up soup and salad


Wine, beer, champagne, and other drinks of your liking, of course.


The cinema bar The cinema bar


The Met performance of “Carmen” was a unique experience. Now that I know that meals and drinks are available for most nightly theater shows, I know I’ll be back!

If you’re in Uzès, the Cinema is definitely a place you should check out. There are films with English subtitles each week. Or, if you’re trying to learn French, watch a movie with French subtitles. It is an exciting way to practice the language.

Love Carmen! Love the Cinema!



Day trip from Uzes to the Cevennes

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