The French Lumiere brothers invented the first movie, which, at the time, was called a “moving picture”. The French’s love of movies began then and has continued ever since, evolving into one of the favorite things to do in Paris. The French are the leading film producers in Europe. Their movies are often categorized as author movies (deeper and less commercial than Hollywood productions).
Paris is filled to the rim with movie theaters in order to satisfy the demand of locals who go to the movies at least once a week among other things to do in Paris. Parisians like authenticity and prefer to see movies in their original language even if that language is not French (such as subtitled English movies in Paris). Because of this, English speaking visitors get things to do in Paris with opportunities to see English movies in Paris. Movies shown in languages other than French (i.e. English movies in Paris) are tagged with the Acronym V.O., meaning Version orginiale (original version).