Madrid’s central cinemas

By | 28 August, 2023 | 0 comments

Summer and Christmas are great times to go to the cinema, and the industry knows it, that’s why the billboards are full of proposals to suit all tastes, so that no one is left without a visit to the movies at least once during the month of August.


During the hottest months the cinema can often be a very tempting afternoon option, accompanied by the usual popcorn and soft drink, of course. Madrid city centre has many cinemas that are perfect for relaxing after sightseeing or just escaping the heat for a while:


  1. Cine Ideal Yelmo. Located behind the Plaza Jacinto Benavent, this cinema has been in existence for many years and undergone many renovations. It offers 9 screens showing original subtitled versions, so if you like your films in the language in which they were made, this is the choice for you.


  1. Cine Callao. With giant screens, and located in the plaza of the same name (opposite El Corte Inglés and Fnac) these two cinemas are usually screening the latest blockbusters.


  1. Cine Capitol. Located in the famous Carrión building on Gran Vía, the Capitol offers three screens. It has been around since 1933, making it one of the city’s most charming cinema houses, and one that has screened literally thousands of films.


  1. Cine Proyecciones and Cine MK2 La Paz. While both are owned by different companies, both are located on Calle Fuencarral, in the Chamberí neighbourhood, near Glorieta de Quevedo and Plaza de Olavide, a bustling area that has been a meeting spot for as long as anyone can remember. The two cinemas are very close to each other.


  1. Cine Renoir. There’s more than one Renoir cinema, but if there is one that stands out for location and friendliness it’s the one on Calle Martín de los Heros, a pedestrian street leading off the Plaza de España. Known for screening original versions with subtitles, any of the bars along the street also offer the perfect choice for an after-movie beer.

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