Come here for Belém’s best live music. Opened in 1987, Gilson’s draws intellectuals and hipsters alike with first-rate samba, choro (improvised samba-like music) and other music, and terrific food and atmosphere to …
Throbbing music, flowing drink and a young nattily dressed crowd keep this club hopping into the wee hours. Mostly popular dance music, with occasional theme-nights, like Hawaiian or Samba.
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.
Cine Estação has month-long runs of Brazilian and international art films, typically with screenings twice-nightly on three or four days per week.
Cinépolis is a megatheater located in a megamall, with seven screens, including one for 3D films, and supercomfy stadium seating. Weekends can be extremely crowded.