Studio Cinema is definitely my favorite Cinema in Bucharest.
If you are interested in experiencing the genuine cinema feeling, please follow my advice and go to one of the old cinemas in the city, like: Studio, Patria, Scala, Europa.
‘Studio’ is an Art House Cinema, so your expectations should be accordingly.
Since the Shopping Malls and Food & Fun Courts, these cinemas have suffered a lot. A multiplex offers 10 movies to select from and you can find a bar where to buy popcorn and drinks, but, this is not all. Those cinemas are totally impersonal. The cinema has to embrace you somehow and to have its own personality. Well, this is why every Wednesday I go to ‘Studio Cinema’. Also, many film festivals take place here.
To add to the whole experience, I always buy something from a pastry shop which is right around the corner, and then I go to ‘Studio’. The cinema isn’t always full, especially during daytime and tickets are sold without a seat number. Well, you get in and sit wherever you feel like. At the entrance there is a machine from which I buy water. That’s why I always take care to have change with me. It is only 2 lei for a bottle and the machine doesn’t give change.
An important aspect of Romanian Cinemas is that all movies are subtitled, and not dubbed. This way, everyone can enjoy a movie.
First two shows are cheaper, only € 2/ticket and the later ones are € 3/ticket.