Best independent cinemas in Barcelona
Where to see classic retrospectives, world cinema and underground screenings
The five-screen Verdi and Verdi Park, its four-screen annexe on the next street, have transformed this corner of Gràcia with a diverse programme of independent, mainly European and Asian cinema. At peak times, chaos reigns; arrive early and make sure you don't confuse the line to enter for the line to buy tickets.
- 49, Torrijos, 08012
This, the more central of the Renoir cinemas, screens up to eight independent, offbeat American, British and Spanish films per day, though note that programming tends towards the worthy.
- 135, Floridablanca, 08015
This small, two-screen cinema is the nearest that Barcelona comes to an arthouse theatre, with an idiosyncratic roster of accessible classics alongside more recent films that aren't quite commercial enough for general release. This is the place to bone up on your Wilder, Antonioni, Hitchcock and others, with up to eight films per week.
- 102, Villarroel, 08011