When it is time for a good movie night for me, the first thing I do is check the film program of this small, intimate cinema located on the Haarlemmerdijk.
The Movies was built in 1912 and is the oldest cinema still in operation in Amsterdam. If you don’t know this place, you could just pass it without knowing there is a cinema behind the four small houses. When you enter the venue you will quickly imagine yourself back in time, due to the classic art deco interior.
The film program mostly consists of art house films, but they do screen some quality Hollywood blockbusters as well. Films are shown in their original language with Dutch subtitles in one of the four (small) cinemas. I’m not a big fan of those colossal modern theatres so I rather enjoy a film in a more intimate atmosphere, which I find at The Movies.
The theatre is accompanied by a café and a cozy restaurant. The restaurant is established in an old 17th century building where the menu is inspired by the French kitchen. Also check out their website, because from Sunday till Thursday they offer some special movie dinners including a ticket. So if you like to have dinner before the movie or discuss the movie afterwards with some drinks, they will serve you well here!