20 Cool Cinemas with Awesome Movie Experience

The earliest cinemas were opened in 1900, and since then, movie theatres have popped up in almost every city in the world. These days we no longer need to go to the cinema to watch a movie, as we can do it at home. However, no matter how futuristic cinematic pleasure gets, the good ol’ cinema experience will never lose its charm.

There are some creative cinemas in the world that offer totally unique experiences to their viewers. In today’s collection, were going to cover the most creative and unusual cinemas all over the globe. Just scroll down to find out more.

1. Amante, Ibiza, Spain

Amante is one of most breathtaking open-air cinemas in the world. Surrounded by rocks and stars, you can enjoy fresh popcorn and Jean Leon wines during watching a movie.

Amante Ibiza
2. St. George OpenAir Cinema, Sydney, Australia

St. George OpenAir Cinema is located in the backdrop of the popular Sydney Opera House, where the cinema experience is combined with good food, drinks, and amazing views. The screen is hydraulically raised to stand three stories high before a 2000-seat grandstand.

3. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, London, UK

It is one of the most creative summer open-air cinemas in London. Every summer, they show movies on a huge screen and surround sound.

somerset house
4. Hot Tub Cinema, UK, USA, Ibiza

This movie theater is aimed to combine great films and hot tub experience. It’s a perfect idea to spend the night with friends. The tub can contain up to six people. They encourage you to eat, drink, play, dance, and enjoy the movie.

hot tub cinema
5. Filmnaechte am Elbufer, Dresden, Germany

The Filmnächte am Elbufer is the most successful open-air cinema and concert festival in Germany with about 150,000 visitors a year. It is held in the summer months from June to August for a period of 60 days in Dresden on the Elbe river.

6. Olympia Music Hall, France

This beautiful music hall originally opened in 1889, it has since made many adjustments, like adding screens for film showings. Unfortunately, the beds are not a permanent staple at this popular music hall; instead, they were temporarily used as a promotional tool at an event held by Ikea.

Olympia hall
Olympia hall
7. Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater, Los Angeles, California

If you are ever in Los Angeles, California, this awesome theater is worth your time. You can eat dinner and watch a show ’50s-style at drive-in “theater” featuring all-American cuisine and sci-fi movie clips.

8. Urania National Film Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

This fantastic building is beautiful inside and out, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit. This cinema was built in the 1880s as a music and a dance hall. The first consciously made Hungarian film was ‘A tanc’ (The Dance) directed by Bela Zsitkovszky, which came to life as an illustration to one of the shows of the Uránia Scientific Theatre.

9. Fox Theatre, Detroit, USA

Fox Theatre is Performing Arts Center which was originally planned as part of a large temple Shrine. The auditorium with 4678 seats was opened in 1929, and since then many cultural and artistic events have been held there – from concerts to film screenings.

10. Puskin Art Cinema, Budapest, Hungary

Puskin Cinema is one of the most spectacular cinemas of Budapest. The Puskin has been screening moving pictures since 1926 (back when this was the largest cinema in Europe). After the reconstruction, the place was finally converted into a 3-hall cinema with excellent visuals and sound.

11. The Odyssey of Pi: Cinema on the Water, Paris, France

Have you seen the movie Life of Pi? Fox France held a premiere screening of Ang Lee’s wonderful Life of Pi – a must-see if you haven’t yet – inside the Piscine Pailleron swimming pool, a listed building in Paris.

12. La Geode, France

Since 1985, la Geode is the largest hemispherical screen in Europe. It had over 20 million visitors, and the image you see takes your breath away.

13. Electric Cinema, London, UK

The Electric Cinema is one of the oldest working theaters in the country. The cinema is equipped with luxury leather chairs, ottomans, lush cashmere blankets and exceptional service by waiters. It offers sophisticated cocktails and personal lamps. The first rows of seats have been replaced with six luxury king-size beds.

electric cinema
14. The Bijou Theater, Bridgeport

This theater hosts both films and live events, offering a total of 202 exclusive seats. It’s a perfect place to relax, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a movie.

15. Cineteca Del Matadero, Madrid, Spain

Huge glowing baskets surround the staircases of this former slaughterhouse in Madrid that Spanish architects Churtichaga + Quadra-Salcedo have converted into a cinema. First constructed at the start of the 20th century, the Cineteca Matadero was used as an abattoir and livestock market for around 85 years but is now renovated to accommodate two cinema screens, a film studio, an archive and a terrace for outdoor screenings.

16. Archipelago Cinema, Thailand

The Archipelago Cinema is simply the coolest cinema in the world and offers a movie experience that no other cinema could possibly match. It is an auditorium raft designed to float on the sea and watch a movie.

17. Orinda Theatre, California

Designed by architect Alexander Aimwell Cantin and built by Donald Rheem in 1941, the art-deco style Orinda Theatre is a true treasure. Orinda Theater plays true to the past with its nostalgic decor, but also shows hit movies from today.

18. Regent Cinema, Brisbane, Australia

The theatre was originally built in 1938. The design was used nationally. During the war, the Regent cinema incurred a major fire which burnt the theatre to the ground. However, these days it has been fully restored to its glory and shows wonderful movies.

19. Transatlantyk Festival, Poznan

Transatlantyk Festival presents outstanding films and music from all around the world. As you see in the picture, people watched movies lying on the beds in private lounge spaces.

20. Film On The Rocks, Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado

This beautiful and expansive outdoor music venue is formed on the surrounding sandstone mountains, offering a true one-of-a-kind experience. In 2015, over 57,000 people attended Film on the Rocks events.