Cine Doré Filmoteca Española

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Roberto de Baltasar
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Known affectionately as la filmo and featured in films by Almodóvar, this chic art nouveau national film theatre was founded more than 50 years ago. The neon-lit foyer/café is a lively meeting place and the tiny bookshop is always full of browsers. A free, expansive, fold-out monthly programme features details of its eclectic seasons of films from the Spanish National Archive and world cinema, auter, classical and experimental productions.  Auditorium 1 (a reconstruction of the original auditorium of the Salón Doré) is an especially marvellous place to see silent movies, sometimes accompanied by live music. The outdoor rooftop cinema and bar are open - and unsurprisingly very popular - during the summer months. Be sure to get your tickets early; there are usually queues around showtime.

Venue name: Cine Doré Filmoteca Española
Contact:
Address: Santa Isabel, 3
Madrid
28012
Opening hours: Open Box office from 4.15pm to 15 minutes after the beginning of the last session;adv ticket purchase from 9pm until box office closes; café 5pm-12.15am; bookshop 5.30pm-10pm; closed Mondays
Transport: Antón Martín (M: L1)
Price: €2.50; €2 students; €20 10-sessions ticket; €15 10-session student ticket
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