There used to be a time where Ghent was full of small cinemas, but unfortunately that’s a long time ago. Today Ghent has 3 cinema’s: the commercial complex Kinepolis Gent (former Decascoop) and the small alternative cinemas Sphinx and Studio Skoop.
Studio Skoop is located at Sint-Annaplein in the south of Ghent and houses 5 rooms. Don’t expect huge halls, but small cosy rooms. Some of them just look like a living area with a huge screen. No screaming children, no popcorn, no buckets of coke. Just pure cinema as it should be!
Studio Skoop plays movies from all over the world, but does not only stick to the alternative cinema. Here you can also found some of the more commercial quality movies, but without the commercial atmosphere of the big chains.
For foreigners the advantage of cinema in Flanders is that all movies are subtitled in Dutch and French. So, you will always see the original version with subtitles. And if you are not feeling like seeing a movie, there’s also a nice bar inside.