One of the handful of cinemas in the city where you can see foreign films and some higher-brow Hollywood productions with subtitles, as well as arty Russian movies. It is also where the British Council holds its British Film Festival. Despite a refit, the whole place remains remarkably Soviet in a charming way.
The cinemas are small so book ahead or get here early if there's a film you particularly want to see. In the same building is Rodina, another classy cinema with two screens.