Makedonikon is situated at the picturesque corner of a cobbled pedestrian street, which makes the time spent waiting on friends or on the start of the movie pretty worthwhile. Its program features mostly European films of a variety of genres. Many of them are sort of low-budget or artistic, thought-provoking or controversial; generally the selection contains films that offer more than pure entertainment.
Despite the fact that we can watch practically any movie we want from home, many people find cinema an exciting and intriguing means of recreation. I find Makedonikon an ideal place for tranquil and relaxed movie nights, especially when I would rather avoid long queues and cheering crowds. It is not uncommon to see people going there alone, and why not? Alone time in the movies can be fun too.
So, if you feel like indulging in the enchantment of a movie inside a small art-deco theatre, Makedonikon is the place. All films are shown in their original language with Greek subtitles. The program changes weekly and it can be found here.
Good to know; tickets cost € 2 less on Mondays and everyday for screenings that start before 19:00. Also, students get the discount for all screenings.
Last insider’s tip: Don’t miss out on the delicious buttered popcorn.