Founded in 1953 and miraculously surviving philistine attempts in the '80s to turn it into a block of offices (thanks largely to a mass protest by journalists and artists), the Doré, or Filmoteca, is a movie buff's delight and a marvelous example of Art Deco architecture. Madrid's richest and most eclectic variety of original-version movies -- from '20s classics to offbeat or commercial international productions -- can be found here. It also offers bargain ticket prices, a cozy cafe, and a small but well-stocked movie bookshop. There are two indoor theaters plus an open-air one upstairs in summer. Situated right next to the Antón Martín covered food market on the northern edge of Lavapiés, it opens Tuesday to Sunday 4pm to midnight. Tickets are a bargain compared with mainstream cinema entry charges of 6.50€ ($10). Programs usually start at 5:30pm. Last performance 10pm.
- © Frommer's 2013