There are couple of huge cineplexes in Helsinki such as Tennispalatsi in Kamppi and Kinopalatsi in Kaisaniemi which show the latest big productions and blockbusters. But if you are after something a little bit different from the area of cinematic art, Orion, the movie theatre of the National Audiovisual Institute is just the place for you!
It shows movies from its vast archives and quite often they are gathered around a certain theme, such as 90s Teen Movies, Finnish Animation or War Movies, just to name a few. They also take part in movie festivals, such as Love&Anarchy.
Movies in Finland are generally not dubbed and especially not here where the cinema art is honored. There are subtitles, last time when I went I watched a hilariously weird teen comedy from the 80s with what I think were Danish subtitles! You can check which movies in their repertoire are in English here.
The cinema is a breathtakingly beautiful art deco building from 1928 located near Kamppi Shopping Center and the seats are incredibly comfortable. Don’t let the historic atmosphere fool you though, the showing equipment technique is definitely from the 21st century!