3 places in St.Petersburg to watch movies in original language
Informal cinema clubs in St. Petersburg recently became not only formal, but fashionable: now one can find roof cinemas and drive-in cinemas, screenings in foreign language, art house masterpieces and nights of movies with a common theme. In short, cinema lovers that are tired of standard evenings with popcorn in front of the screen, have now their own favorite places. Guests of Saint-Petersburg will definitely love these places too, as many of them show movies in the original language.
Angleterre Cinema Lounge
Angleterre Cinema Lounge
Address: Malaya Morskaya street, 24
Angleterre Cinema Lounge is situated on Malaya Morskaya street 24 in a four-star hotel Angleterre, near to the Admiralteiskaya metro station. The street in such a picturesque location in the historic center of the city overlooking St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Isaac’s square attracts many tourists of the Northern Capital. It is surrounded by such sights as the Senate square, monument to Nicholas I, the Embankment of the Neva river and the Alexander garden.
Opened quite recently, in 2013, Angleterre Cinema Lounge was made cozy and chamber. Rare art-house films and festival movies are usually shown here. And in addition, Angleterre Cinema Lounge also works as a repertory cinema: every day there are films that are shown in theaters at the moment, but in the original language with Russian subtitles. A perfect destination for those who prefer untranslated movies. And another difference of Angleterre Cinema Lounge from ordinary cinemas is the so-called American system of seating. Tickets are sold without seat numbers to avoid possible walking through the hall after the film starts. By the way, tickets here can be bought for the whole season or for some individual movie programs.
“And another difference of Angleterre Cinema Lounge from ordinary cinemas is the so-called American system of seating. Tickets are sold without seat numbers to avoid possible walking through the hall after the film starts.”
Cinema at the British Book Center
Address: 7-th Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 30
This is a cinema club for those in fond of everything connected with the UK. It offers a very nice opportunity to watch decent movies in English. A range of movies that are shown here is very wide: the full length films, short films, TV series, sitcoms. By the way, you can also rent books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and movies in English here.
Movie screenings in the “Word Order”
Address: Fontanka river embankment, 15
“Word Order” is an elite bookstore where you can buy non-mass short-run fiction, and also a part-time independent movie theater for the fans of intellectual cinema. Here you can watch local and foreign films which were not widely released. But the most interesting part is that the screenings are usually held with the participation of directors and other filmmakers. And it applies not only to the local films: foreign filmmakers are usually contacted during the events by Skype