My favourite cinema, Cinema Verdi in Gràcia, has two separate entrances (C/Verdi, 32 & C/Torrijos, 49), in effect it’s two cinemas (Verdi and Verdi Park), one with five screens and the other with four.Even though it has nine screens it doesn’t feel like a multiplex, it still has the feel of an independent cinema.
I used to programme a single-screen cinema in the UK so I appreciate the effort involved in running a nine-screen cinema.The picture and sound quality here is always very good and the seats comfortable.
The cinema is a member of the Europa network so there’s always a good choice of quality films in the original language with subtitles, and free notes with every film. Every now and then they’ll screen a new film free of charge. And, by way of celebrating their 25th birthday recently, the cinema gave customers a free DVD.
And, when you come out after seeing a film, you’re surrounded by dozens of really good nearby bars, cafés and restaurants where you can go with friends and swap opinions.
For just € 30 a year you can become a Friend of the cinema and enjoy generous discounts and free special events — such as talks with well known film directors.