The 5 best cinemas in Havana
1) Cine Chaplin
This is the Cinemateca of Havana. An art house cinema that screens Cuban and international movies. The venue has 1200 seats and the lobby features a poster gallery of great Cuban classic films. In 2015, this was one of the first cinemas in Cuba to be fitted with digital projection facilities.
2) La Rampa
La Rampa was initially a bowling alley but now it is used as a cinema. They also have a film archive. This cinema screens films throughout the day. Various festivals are organized at La Rampa, including the European film festival.
3) Cine Riviera
In the evening, the white letters on top of this blue cinema turn a bright blue. It screens a wide range of films, including action movies from North America, the UK and Cuba. Also lots of Spanish-language movies from Latin America. And it hosts good live concerts of pop, rock and rap groups.
4) Cine Acapulco
The Aacapulco was a luxury cinema that opened in 1958. It had a beautiful modern interior. Now a little run down, it still screens premieres of Cuban movies and a variety of other films.
5) Cine Infanta
This multiplex has four modern cinemas. An important venue during the international film festival in December. In Cuba going to the cinema is a real experience, because Cubans express their emotions during the film. They laugh, are frightened, tell the characters what they should do, reflect on what’s not done. In short, they comment on every bit of the film without being disruptive. It’s like interactive cinema, but more fun.
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