Don’t tell the cute guy I used to meet in the cafe next door but I’m old enough to remember the time when we used to have a cinema in each neighbourhood of the city. Unfortunately, year after year and decade after decade they all disappeared, and now we’re ‘lucky’ to have those big cinema complexes…
But some have survived here and there, nearly back from Hell… we bless the Styx to exist [the cinema is situated rue de l’Arbre Bénit, “Bénit” means “bless” in french].
It’s a little street in Ixelles, and the cinema is in a little house, offering an Art & Essay cinema programme. You’ll surely enjoy the place and the crowd around it: staff and clients are just passionate about the 7th Art. You’ll surely love to spend some rainy day over there!
Oh a little detail: this cinema has been open for more than 40 years now and it’s the only one in Brussels trying to stay open without any subsidies.