Since my early 20s cinemas have fascinated me. Though after the advent of the big multiplex showing only blockbuster movies, so many small cinemas have been swamped away that didn’t manage to survive this ferocious concurrence.
Cinélux cinema in Jonction quarter is instead one of those few that made it through the hard times and it’s still resisting, thanks to those people who believed in it and decide to make it happen.
The day I discovered it while I was strolling around Boulevard St. Georges, it was still closed for renovations. Luckily for me, not much long afterwards, it reopened (we are talking around the end of 2016) and I finally had the chance to witness its comeback to life in all its elegance and beauty!
The restoration works didn’t affect its charm, maintaining that nostalgic flavour of an old historical cinema without compromising the sound and the visual quality and the comfort of the seats: I am in love with its yellow velvet armchairs — so comfy and chic!
Since then, Cinélux is my favourite cinema, probably one of the smallest I’ve ever seen (just one screen with a capacity of 100 seats), but definitely one of the best I’ve ever been to!
The ambiance is cosy, familiar… you have the impression of knowing everybody. The staff is friendly, professional and very attentive.
The movie selection is never disappointing, carefully chosen by expert hands. It also hosts many cinema festivals & advance screenings at the presence of the authors and followed by discussions.