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Cinema and Film

Barcelona Cinemas and Film Festivals at a glance

There are a lot of cinemas in Barcelona: modern with total technical sophistication, and small cinemas beyond the current "blockbusters". Current films are usually shown in the Spanish dubbed version. Countless cinemas have become specialized in showing only original versions.

In addition to the cinemas, you can visit several film festivals in Barcelona with a variety of topics: the open-air short film festival with several concerts and picnics on the Montjuïc in July, the documentary film festival in autumn, Animac, Festival of Animated Films in February / March, and many more.

Here you can find cinemas on the city map.

Cinemas in Barcelona

Cines Verdi (5 screens) and Cines Verdi Park (4 screens) - films in original version
At the Cines Verdi cinema you can see films in their original language with Spanish subtitles in five cinema halls. 
Cines Verdi Park, with 4 cinema halls, which is located one block further, offers a similar program.
Address: Carrer Verdi, 32 Verdi, 32 (Cines Verdi) and Carrer Torrijos, 49 (Cines Verdi Park)
Phone: +34 932 387 990
Metro: Fontana (L3) oder Joanic (L4)

Cinemas Maldà - Many films in the original version
Small independent cinema showing indie and art house films in the original language with Spanish subtitles
Address: Pi, 5
Phone: +34 933 019 350
Metro: Liceu (L3)

Cines renoir floridablanca - films in original version (7 screens)
In seven large cinema halls current films with the latest technology are shown. Most films are shown in the original English version, but there are also many films shown in the French dubbed version.
Address: Florida Blanca, 135
Phone: +34 932 289 393
Metro: Sant Antoní, Universitat (L2)

FilmoTeca de Catalunya - Film Archive and Thematic Cinema in original version
In the Filmoteca de Catalunya historically valuable films are restored, archived and made publicly available. The building near the Rambla de Raval also regularly holds theme weeks (e.g. Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe), where films are shown in their original versions.
Address: Plaça de Salvador Segui, 1-9
Phone: +34 935 671 070
Metro: Liceu (L3)

Cine Méliès - films in the original version
The Méliès is a small cinema with two screens. Here you can see current films and, under the heading "Cine Clásico", films are often shown in their original language.
Address: Villarroel, 102,
Phone: +34 934 510 051
Metro: Urgell (L1), Hospital Clínic (L5)

XCÈNTRIC - Experimental Film Archive at the CCCB with over 700 freely accessible films: historically important silent films with English subtitles and even classic German films. Exhibitions on film and video.
Address: Montgalegre, 5 (CCCB)
Phone: +34 933 064 100
Metro: Universitat (L1, L2), Catalunya (L1, L3)

IMAX (1 screen, IMAX 3D, IMAX Dome) - Spectacular 3D cinema
IMAX is the world's largest film format. The resulting large screen and high resolution provides a bright and sharp picture quality. In Barcelona, ​​there are three IMAX methods available: IMAX, IMAX 3D, and OMNIMAX/IMAX Dome. It is very impressive when a life-size elephant appears in front of you on the 21-foot screen, or a life-sized whale swims away from you in IMAX Dome
Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s / n
Phone: +34 932 251 111
Metro: Drassanes (L3) oder Barceloneta (L4)

Icària Yelmo Cineplex - Many films in original version
In this cinema near the Olympic Port you can see films in their original version in 2D and in 3D.
Address: Salvador Espriu, 61, El Centre de la Vila
Phone: +34 932 217 912
Metro: Ciutadella – Vila Olímpica (L4)

Casa Asia - Asian films in original and in English version
The Casa Asia was created to bring Spain and Asia closer on a cultural and economic level. The Casa Asia shows every week Asian films in a beautiful modernist building. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Address: Av. Diagonal, 373
Phone: +34 933 680 836
Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5)

Boliche - movies in their original version
The Boliche - in English - bowling, was closed in 2008. The cinema was operated along with a bowling alley and has been completely renovated. The reopening was celebrated in May 2013.
Films are shown here in four halls in their original version with Catalan subtitles.
Address: Diagonal, 508
Phone: +34 933 106 044
Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5)

Film Festivals in Barcelona

The exact schedule for the festival can be found on their websites.

L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema independent de Barcelona - Barcelona Independent Film Festival
Every year international independent films are shown here. The film festival and competition is held in late November every year; the venues are the CCCB and the Filmoteca de Catalunya. At the end the best films of this prestigious competition are honoured.
Address: CCCB, Montalegre, 5
Metro: Catalunya (L1, L3)

FICMA (International Environmental Film Festival) - World's longest-running environmental film festival
At the FICMA, which takes place at the beginning of November, films from several genres are shown, such as documentaries, short films and feature films on the subject of the Environment. The FICMA is the world's longest-running environmental film festival. The organisers of FICMA are the non-profit organization and foundation of the same name.
Address: several cinemas and other venues in the city
Phone: +34 682 281 672

SalaMontjuïc - Open Air Film Festival with current and classic films in original version
The film festival Sala Montjuïc is held from late June to early August. The backdrop of the open air festival is unique: the screen is located in a wide trench on Castell de Montjuïc.
There's something for everyone in the selection; old classics are shown alongside current films as well as films by unknown directors.
Here you can see films in their original language with Spanish subtitles. You can also picnic while listening to one of the concerts that take place during the festival.
Address: Castell de Montjuïc
Metro: Paral·lel (L2, L3) continue with the funicular and the cable car or by foot
Phone: +34 933 023 553

Beefeater In-Edit - Festival of music documentaries
The international film festival exclusively shows documentaries with musical content, e.g. about groups, styles, etc., all topics related to music.
The festival takes place in late October and early November.
Address: Several locations in Barcelona
Phone: +34 933 568 253