10 Greats for Cinema
Collected by Lindsey Tramuta, AFAR Contributor
Many cities have staked their claim as the movie capital and while not all of them can boast Hollywood lore, there are plenty of iconic cinemas around the world for movie buffs to choose from. Consider these ten your starter guide.
191 Portobello Rd, London W11 2ED, UK
For the ultimate cinema experience in London, head way down to Portobello Road in Notting Hill to see a film at the Electric Cinema, which has been showing movies for 100 years. After just recently undergoing a refurbishment, you'll find plush...
83 Upper St, London N1 0NP, UK
Taking the time to see a movie while I'm traveling usually doesn't rank high on my list of priorities but when the cinema itself offers a unique experience or cultural offering, I'm more than willing to reconsider. Roman Polanski opined that going...
221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
The baroque one-screen “Movie Palaces” that were common in the early part of the 20th century are almost totally a thing of the past. Apparently, beauty couldn’t conquer the bland beasts with 20+ screens. Though movie-goers no longer dress up in...
C-16, Bhagwant Das Rd, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
The line at the ticket booth for Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the new Yash Chopra filck, was already down the street when I arrived at the majestic Raj Mandir Cinema an hour before showtime. Luckily, that was the men's line; the separate women's line, which...
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
As a filmmaker, the Oscars elicit an electricity of awe. Sheer determination mixed with talent and sprinkled with some luck can equal quite an intoxicating rise to stardom. The glory and tradition of the Academy Awards' ceremony are LA's...
2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Architect Timothy Pflueger completed the Paramount in 1931, and the theater became an instant landmark among Depression-era movie palaces. After decades of neglect, it was restored in 1973, and although it's taken more than 30 years for the rest...
30 Rue des Buissons, 95700 Tremblay-en-France, France
EuropaCorp's first multiplex cinema, created by director Luc Besson, just opened its doors near the Charles de Gaulle airport in the Aeroville shopping center and makes an ideal hangout for an ultra-short layover. Besson enlisted the help of...
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