Whether in a modern multi-screen affair or a charming old cinema, it's worth catching a movie in Madrid. Especially on Wednesdays when tickets are usually discounted; this is known as el Día del Espectador
. Note that in some cinemas you seat yourself, but in others ushers with flashlights will show you to your assigned seats. When you buy your ticket, tell them where you prefer to sit and they'll try to accommodate you.
A beautiful theater built in 1923, the Cine Doré was carefully restored and now serves as the headquarters of the Spanish Film Center. As a result, a visit to the Cine Doré is as much a treat for the entertainment as for the surroundings. The theater screens classic films as well as international films and the tickets are cheap. The main screening room is gorgeous with its detailed ceiling, columns and balconies. The cinema's café is a pretty place to have a cup of coffee and there is a small bookshop dedicated to film. A few of the books are in English.
The Ideal Yelmo Cineplex is a local favorite among both Madrileños (people from Madrid) and guiris (foreigners). Unlike a number of other cinemas in Madrid, non-Spanish movies at the Ideal are subtitled rather than dubbed, which is important if you'd rather Johnny Depp spoke English and not Spanish. The movie theater is also a centrally located, just south of the Puerta del Sol. It has multiple screens and features movies from the USA, Spain and other countries.
Santa Isabel, 3
Calle del Doctor Cortezo 6
Calle De Bravo Murillo 28
Commercial Films in a Quiet Area... read more
Plaza del Callao, 4
In the Heart of Salamanca District... read more
Paseo de Recoletos, 2
Alternative Films in a Unique Setting... read more
Calle Gran Vía 37
Old-Fashioned Cinema with Two Screens... read more