Cinema

Current highlights from Barcelona's English-language cinema scene

Southpaw
Film

Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-out in this boxing drama, but the film doesn't live up to his performance

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
A Cure for Wellness
Film

A Cure for Wellness

There's big trouble at a creepy spa in this fascinatingly odd Hollywood horror movie

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Beauty and the Beast
Film

Beauty and the Beast

A lively and modern version of the Disney classic that also honours the love for the original film

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Imperium
Film

Imperium

Daniel Radcliffe is terrific as an FBI analyst undercover with white supremacists

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Founder
Film

The Founder

Well-acted account of the man who built McDonald's into a powerful fast-food chain

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Gold
Film

Gold

Underwhelming comedy-drama about a gold prospector who strikes it rich

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Logan
Film

Logan

America lies on the brink of ruin in this bleak and bruising comic-book road movie

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
T2 Trainspotting
Film

T2 Trainspotting

A thoughtful, respectable and knowing sequel to 1996's 'Trainspotting'

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Original-language cinemas

Verdi HD
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Verdi HD

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.

Renoir Floridablanca
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Renoir Floridablanca

Renoir-Floridablanca screens up to eight independent, offbeat American, British and Spanish films in original version per day, though note that programming tends towards the worthy.

Cinemes Maldà
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Cinemes Maldà

In its latest incarnation, the well-loved Cinema Maldà is now showing indie and arthouse films. Cinema in original version with subtitles.

Filmoteca de Catalunya
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Filmoteca de Catalunya

The government-funded Filmoteca is a little dry for some tastes, offering comprehensive seasons of cinema's more recondite auteurs alongside better-known classics. Overlapping cycles last two or three weeks, with each film screened at least twice at different times. Books of 10 and 50 tickets bring down the price per film to a negligible amount. The 'Filmo' also runs an excellent library of film-related books, videos and magazines.

Yelmo Cines Icaria
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Yelmo Cines Icaria

This vast multiplex has all the atmosphere of the near-empty mall that surrounds it. But what it lacks in charm, it makes up for in choice, with 15 screens offering blockbusters plus mainstream foreign and Spanish releases. Weekends are seat-specific, so queues tend to be slow-moving; it's worth booking your seat online before you go.

Phenomena
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Phenomena

The Phenomena cinema, which holds 415 film fans and has one of the biggest screens in all of Catalonia, boasts a latest-generation 4k projector, as well as 35 mm and 70 mm projectors as well as the best sound systems, including DTS, SDDS and the multidimensional Dolby Atmos. The cinema project, led by Nacho Cerdà, carries the philosophy that has characterized the Phenomena Experience screenings for the last four years: a programme that features cycles dedicated to big-name directors, kids' sessions, Grindhouse, re-releases, films that were before never released in Barcelona, the legendary double feature, and other surprises. It's a varied programme where you can enjoy classics of the silver screen as well as contemporary films that will show in dubbed versions and in their original language with Spanish subtitles.

Multicines Balmes
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Multicines Balmes

This cinema has 12 screens (two in 3-D) and specialises in commercial films in their original language with subtitles.

Verdi Park HD
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Verdi Park HD

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.

Cinemes Texas
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Cinemes Texas

This cinema in Gràcia has four screens and shows a variety of films. The big draw for the locals is the subtitles are in Catalan. The big draw for everyone else is the films are in their original language, and some Catalan films even have English subtitles. And everyone is happy about the low price of €2 or €3. This is likely due to the films showing here slightly later than their premiere release date.

Cinemes Méliès
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Cinemes Méliès

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.

Our favourites

Fences
Film

Fences

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this powerful, respectful, occasionally shouty...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Jackie
Film

Jackie

‘Jackie’ starts with a face – more a mask than a face, puffy from crying and suffering...

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Lego Batman Movie
Film

The Lego Batman Movie

The breakout star of 2014’s 'The Lego Movie' now gets his own action-packed, completely...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Moonlight
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Moonlight

The first miracle of Barry Jenkins’s exquisite coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’...

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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