Martin de los Heros, 14
Tel +34 91 559 38 36.
Día del espectador aka Discount Day: Mondays except holidays
What used to be known as Los Alphaville has recently changed hands and is now Cines Golem. One of Madrid’s original four screen art house theaters established in 1977, Los Alphaville is an emblem of Madrid’s film culture. Showing unusual films and boasting a nostalgic café that has since been converted into an additional theater. The venue continues to show a variety of foreign films in their original version and maintains a bit of the classic charm of its predecessor.
Located on the Calle Princesa, not far from the Plaza de España, La Princesa has long been an important reference on the VO film circuit. Operated by the Renoir company, it shows a variety of mainstream films from all over the world in their original version. Not to be confused with Renoir Princesa which is practically next door.
Founded in 1986 by Enrique Gonzalez Macho, Los Cines Renoir was one of the first of its kind to show independent films in their original version. Since then it has become a staple among VO film lovers with 61 theaters spread throughout Spain, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary. The original theater, Los Renoir Plaza de España, is located on the Calle de los Heroes, the same street that houses the historic Alphaville theater and cinematographic bookstore/publishing house 8 ½.
Another of the Renoir Cines, this four screen cinema plays popular films from all over the world in their original version.
Santa Isabel, 3?
Tel +34 91 369 11 25
This institution is the official historical archive for the cinematographic patrimony of Spain, with a mission to restore, preserve, and promote the nations film heritage. The Filmoteca offers a variety of events, presentations and screenings, as well as a library and film museum. In addition, they also operate Cine Doré, a darling theater with a café and one of Madrid’s most endearing film monuments.
Cine Estudio Circulo de Bellas Artes
Marqués de Casa Riera, 2
+Tel 91 522 50 92
The Círuclo de Bellas Artes, a world renowned cultural center, operates this lovely art house theater. Cycles of films are played with themes that range from the historic to the aesthetic, documentary to student film so that there is always something unexpected showing.
This tiny experimental cinema is a hidden gem of the Malasana neighborhood. It shows a variety of independent, art and avant garde films, hosting film festivals and special screenings that are designed to engage the audience and encourage active participation in the arts.
Part of a large chain of theaters, which spans across Spain, the Yelmo Ideal is located not far from Plaza Mayor and is one of the most popular VO venues. Playing blockbuster films from around the world in each of its nine screens. This theater displays the face of the new cinemas in Spain- modern and mainstream but still full of class.