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Azzurro Scipioni is run by director Silvio Agosti. It has two screens: the Sala Chaplin shows more recent art-house successes, while Sala Lumière, with a video projector, is devoted to world cinema classics and themed seasons.
Transport Metro Lepanto/bus 30, 70, 81, 280, 913.
Telephone 06 3973 7161
Azzurro Scipioni website
Tickets (with annual €6 membership) €5; €4 reductions.
Five minutes’ walk from St Peter’s, in a quaint hole-in-the-wall on the Via degli Scipioni, is Silvano Agosti’s two-screen cinema – an ex-porn theatre – which boasts a domestic Sony DVD projector (operated by magical remote control) through which the proprietor showcases his very own bootleg video editions against a dark grey board. “Dove il cinema è arte,” reads the picture house’s unpretentious tagline (“Where cinema is art”). This article focuses on the spiritual impact it had one of our contributors, Eliot Vivante.
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