If you like to catch a movie and prefer avoiding crappy Hollywood blockbusters you should go to one of the two small alternative art-house cinema’s in Ghent: Studioskoop and Sphinx. They both offer a wide variety of quality movies (alternative as well as some commercial movies). I think the program of Studioskoop is a bit more alternative and eccentric than the one of Sphinx.
The origins of the Sphinx-cinema date back to 1912. There has always been a movie theatre in this buildings ever since. They have 5 screens, all different in size. I like the smallest ones; they’re very intimate and make your movie-experience unique. Afterwards you can discuss your film-experience in the pleasant Sphinx-café while trying out some Belgian beers!