I just got home from a screening at this theater. I arrived a few minutes late, paid for my ticket and the 2014 Cinetessera (€ 6 but gets you a € 2 discount) and snuck into the dark spacious room to find an aisle seat and settle into ‘Room 237′, a documentary that picks apart Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’.
Spazio Oberdan is one space of many under the umbrella Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, and is funded in part by the Lombardy region. There are always several different themes that govern which films are being screened in that time period. The films featured at Spazio Oberdan can be young or old, famous or unknown, cult films or blockbuster hits. To illustrate this variety, currently they are showing films by Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen having to do with ‘their women’, as well as ‘The Shining’ and ‘Room 237′, and a new film by a young Italian director.
The walls of the lobby are covered with large and framed Charlie Chaplin posters. The sala itself is quite simple and modern, an all-wooden space, with comfortable seats, and ‘stadium seating’.