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The 9 Best Cinemas in Barcelona

The 9 Best Cinemas in Barcelona

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The 9 Best Cinemas in Barcelona

With an average of 2,524 hours of sunshine a year, we don’t blame you if sitting in a pitch black cinema theatre is the last thing on your mind when you come to Barcelona. But just like Spanish punctuality, the weather here can be unpredictable too. So whether you’re looking for something to do on…

With an average of 2,524 hours of sunshine a year, we don’t blame you if sitting in a pitch black cinema theatre is the last thing on your mind when you come to Barcelona. With an average of 2,524 hours of sunshine a year, we do not blame you if sitting in a pitch black cinema theater is the last thing on your mind when you come to Barcelona. But just like Spanish punctuality, the weather here can be unpredictable too . But just like Spanish punctuality, the weather here can be unpredictable too .

So whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, or you just can’t wait until you’re home to watch the latest release that you’ve been oh so looking forward to , here are some of the best cinemas in the city. So if you’re looking for something to do in a rainy day, or you just can not wait until you’re home to watch the latest release that you’ve been looking for , here are some of the best cinemas in the city

VO Cinemas – Films shown in their original language VO Cinemas – Films shown in their original language

Version Original cinemas can be found in most neighbourhoods in the city, and offer movie buffs the chance to watch both newly released blockbusters , and also art house classics . Original version cinemas can be found in most neighborhoods in the city, and offer movie buffs the chance to watch both released blockbusters , and also art house classics .

Yelmo Icària Cinema Helico Icària Cinema

Close to the port of Barcelona, Yelmo Icària cinema is the best place to go to see any latest releases. Close to the port of Barcelona, Yelmo Icària cinema is the best place to go to see any latest releases. It is situated in the El Centre de la Vila shopping centre and has 15 screens! It is situated in the Center of the Vila shopping center and you have 15 screens!

Metro: Ciutadella Vila Olimpica (L4) Metro: Ciutadella Vila Olimpica (L4)

Ciné Melies Cinema Ciné Melies Cinema

A two screen arthouse cinema in the city, head to Ciné Melies for international and local films. A two screen arthouse cinema in the city, head to Ciné Melies for international and local films. Sundance festival, eat your heart out! Sundance festival, eat your heart out!

Metro: Urgell (L1) or Hospital Clinic (L4) Metro: Urgell (L1) or Hospital Clinic (L4)

Cines Verdi Cines Verdi

Those that live in the quirky and independent Grácia neighbourhood, boast that once you’re in Grácia, there’s no need to leave! Those that live in the quirky and independent Grácia neighborhood, boast that once you’re in Granada, there’s no need to leave! And with their very own 5 screen cinema Cines Verdi , showing both blockbusters as well as art house classics, we think they might be right… And with their very own 5 screen cinema Cines Verdi , showing both blockbusters as well as art house classics, we think they might be right …

Metro: Fontana (L3) Subway: Fontana (L3)

Filmoteca de Catalunya Cinema Filmoteca de Catalunya Cinema

The Filmoteca de Catalunya offers slightly cheaper prices than the rest of our picks so far, and regularly hosts cinema seasons like Werner Herzog season or 70’s USA film season . The Filmoteca de Catalunya offers slightly cheaper prices than the rest of our picks so far, and Regularly hosts Werner Herzog cinema season seasons like 70’s USA film or season. The cinema is owned by the city council and their website is only available in Catalan . The cinema is owned by the city council and their website is only available in Catalan .

Metro: Hospital Clinic (L4) Metro: Hospital Clinic (L4)

Renoir Cinema Renoir Cinema

With sites in both Floridablanca and Les Corts , Renoir cinema offers films that might appeal more to an art house crowd . With sites in both Floridablanca and Les Corts , Renoir cinema offers films that might appeal more to an art house crowd . Each site offers a different selection of films. Each site offers a different selection of films.

Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) Subway: Sant Antoni (L2)

Cinema Maldà Cinema Maldà

Opened in 1945 in the Maldá galleries (the first commercial galleries in Barcelona), Cinema Maldá is the oldest cinema in the city and has one screen . Opened in 1945 in the Maldá galleries (the first commercial galleries in Barcelona), Cinema Maldá is the oldest cinema in the city and has one screen . It is situated in Barcelona’s Old Town , hidden between art galleries, chocolate shops, and bodegas. It is located in Barcelona’s Old Town , hidden between art galleries, chocolate shops, and wineries.

Metro: Liceu (L3) Subway: Liceu (L3)

Other Cinemas Other Cinemas

Sala Phenomena Experience Phenomena Experience Room

One of the largest cinemas in Spain , Sala Phenomena has hosted premiere events, conferences and presentations, as well showing the latest films and releases in VOSE (the original language but with Spanish subtitles). One of the largest cinemas in Spain , Sala Phenomena has hosted premiere events, conferences and presentations, as well as showing the latest films and releases in VOSE (the original language but with Spanish subtitles).

Metro: Sagrada Família (L2) or Alfons X/Joanic (L4) Subway: Sagrada Família (L2) or Alfons X / Joanic (L4)

Sala Montjuic- Open-Air Cinema Sala Montjuic- Open-Air Cinema

At the foot of Montjuic’s magnificent castle lies its spectacular outdoor summer cinema. At the foot of Montjuic’s magnificent castle lies its spectacular outdoor summer cinema. From the 28th of June to the 2nd of August, Sala Montjuic will be showing a great selection of films accompanied by live music performances beforehand! From the 28th of June to the 2nd of August, Sala Montjuic will be showing a great selection of films accompanied by live music performances beforehand! Basic entrance to the cinema is €6, and you can rent chairs if you forget your blanket. Basic entrance to the cinema is € 6, and you can rent chairs if you forget your blanket.

Metro: Espanya (L1/L3) Metro: Espanya (L1 / L3)

L’Illa Diagonal- Open-Air Cinema L’Illa Diagonal- Open-Air Cinema

If you don’t fancy trekking all the way up Montjuic hill, head to L’Illa Diagonal shopping centre for their open-air cinema season . If you do not fancy trekking all the way up Montjuic hill, head to L’Illa Diagonal shopping center for your open-air cinema season . Every July , the gardens behind the shopping mall are transformed into a fabulous outdoor movie theatre which shows a variery of feature length and short films. Every July , the gardens behind the shopping mall are transformed into a fabulous outdoor movie theater which shows a variery of feature length and short films.

Metro: Les Corts (L3) Subway: Les Corts (L3)

Top Tip! Top Tip! If you’re feeling flexible, head to the cinema on a Monday night. If you’re feeling flexible, head to the cinema on a Monday night. Many cinemas offer half price tickets on a Monday so if you want to save money, this is the best day to go. Many cinemas offer half price tickets on Monday so if you want to save money, this is the best day to go. But remember to check the cinema website before you go, to see if they’re taking part in the deal. But remember to check the cinema website before you go, to see if they are taking part in the deal.

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