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This place may just be the world’s most perfect little cinema...
Downtown cinemas are notorious for showing cheap porn and low-budget action-adventure flicks on reels that rarely make it through a screening...
For art-house flicks, this film club charges a modest membership (UR$300 per month, plus UR$140 one-time sign-up fee) allowing unlimited viewing at its four cinemas; non-members pay a small entry fee (UR$130) per fil...
Modern mall with a food court, trendy shops and a 12-screen US-style cinema that shows all the latest Hollywood releases...
Rio de Janeiro's landmark cinema is a remnant of the once flourishing movie-house scene that gave rise to the name Cinelândia...
Large modern cinema located in a large modern shopping center 6km west of the center, showing mostly dubbed Hollywood flicks and the occasional Brazilian production...
This small, one-room screening theater (seating 64) in the Paço Imperial doesn’t offer much in the way of state-of-the-art cinema viewing...
Cine Rio is a one-screen theater located on the 2nd floor of Rio Shopping, a small mall on Av Carlos Gomes, between Rua Joaquim Nabuco and Av Brasília; at least five people are required to run the movie, and some nig...
For a great night (or day) at the movies, pop into this municipal film house, which screens everything from art flicks to Latin American award winners and local films. Stop by for a program...
This two-screen cinema in Botafogo shows a range of films – Brazilian, foreign, independent and the occasional Hollywood film...
UCI – New York City Center is Brazil's largest megaplex, featuring 18 different screening rooms complete with large, comfortable chairs and stadium seating. Films are screened constantly (every 10 minutes on weekends).
One block from Estação Rio, this small three-screen theater shows a mix of Brazilian and foreign films. The small cafe in front is a good place to grab a quick cafézinho (small black coffee) before the movie.
The cultural center in this pink baroque building has a cinema and two busy cafés. The 7th-floor Café Santode Casa is a lovely place to listen to live music and watch the sunset over Lagoa dos Patos.
Bring something soft to sit on for the free open-air cinema at this sleek, all-concrete space across from the Jardín Botánico. Films are usually shown on weekends; call for the schedule.
Housed in an opulent baroque-style, colonial-era concert hall, this no-name cinema was closed for renovations at the time of writing, but should screen first-run films nightly.
For art-house fare, Cine Olimpia is the most convenient to the center. It shows Brazilian and international art films on weekends. It hosts international film festivals.
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