The best cinemas in Florence
The historic cinemas of the city, where even watching a movie becomes an experience to remember
The cinema has always fascinated, amazed and captured young and old alike. After months of closures, the lights are back on and we can return to savor the taste of a movie in the company.
But where to go? This is our itinerary to discover the historical cinemas of Florence. We have deliberately not mentioned the big multiplexes such as Uci Cinema or The Space, which you can always find, but we wanted to focus on non-canonical programs, art-house cinemas.
Cinema Odeon Firenze
Piazza degli Strozzi
ph: 055 214068
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the Odeon cinema has undoubtedly been the hall that has made and seen the history of cinema in the city. All the most beautiful films, the most illustrious guests, the most important events have had as their stage the great hall of the historic center, which has hosted many stars of Italian and international cinema, from Kate Winslet to Ferzan Ozpetek through Stefano Accorsi, Toni Servillo and many others. Not only that, the Odeon has lived the history of cinema, but has also been immortalized in some movies! Its facade appears in some sequences of the cult film Amici Miei by Mario Monicelli, while the interior of the room is the backdrop to some scenes of Goodmorning Babylon! by the Taviani Brothers. Thanks to its programming of language films, over the years it has become the temple of the Original Sound of the Florentine capital and a meeting place for the many foreign students in Florence.
Cinema La Compagnia
Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R
ph: 055 268451
The Cinema La Compagnia was born as Cinema Modernissimo in 1921 and was subsequently remodeled by the architect Adolfo Natalini between 1984 and 1987. Today it has become the House of Cinema and Festivals of Tuscany, the ideal place for those who love not only films, but also documentaries, experimentation, reviews, previews and audiovisual culture in all its forms. Until October 3, it also hosts some shows of Middle East Now 2021.
Cinema Multisala Fiamma
Via Antonio Pacinotti, 13
ph: 055 553 2894
Cinema Fiamma is the classic cinema of yesteryear, with only two rooms, one large and one smaller. The environment is intimate and friendly, perfect for spending a Sunday with the family. There is no shortage of popular films or more niche ones.
Viale Donato Giannotti, 45/r
ph: 055 685199
Cinema Marconi is a neighborhood cinema, with an old style charm, which has been able to renew itself and adapt over time without losing its identity. Three large and comfortable halls frame an intimate environment that for the inhabitants of the neighborhood Gavinana is now a real landmark. The programming is always varied and allows you to always find the film you are looking for, while the bar entertains the projection with chips and popcorn.
Cinema Multisala Adriano
Via Giandomenico Romagnosi, 46
ph: 055 483607
Historical cinema of Florence opened in April 1955 with "Le ragazze di San Frediano" by Valerio Zurlini and based on a novel by Vasco Pratolini. Until its transformation into a multiplex, it was the largest cinema in Florence! Built from the beginning to be a cinema, its amphitheater shape allows an excellent view from every seat. In the summer of 2000 the place was renovated to accommodate two comfortable rooms, the Ruby room and the Sapphire room, equipped with all comforts. Between 2010 and 2012 these were digitized, in particular the Sapphire Room which is now equipped with a 3D system on a high performance screen with disposable glasses.
Cinema Spazio Uno
Via del Sole, 10
ph: 055 284642
Spazio Uno tells about Cinema with a capital "C" every day through a formula tested over the years: a program that extends non-stop seven days a week from 16:00 until midnight. Every day two to three different films are scheduled. All the films screened by Spazio Uno are the result of a shared and careful selection in line with the film themes of the moment. All the arthouse cinema declined at 360 ° with the highest quality.
Spazio Alfieri Cinema Teatro Bistrò
Via dell'Ulivo, 8
ph: 055 532 0840
More than a cinema, it is a space where people and the arts can meet and exchange ideas in the heart of Florence: cinema, theater, music, gastronomy, design and visual arts. It always has a detailed program of events and reviews with appointments also in the afternoon and films in original language, a real place of contamination of art and different languages.
Viale Giacomo Matteotti
ph: 055 578327
Few rooms, an intimate and silent environment. The Principe cinema, located near Piazza della Libertà, is one of the few cinemas in the city center that preserves the pleasure of a "classic" film viewing. It is not only suitable for nostalgic people but also for all those who want to fully immerse themselves in the stories of the big screen. Its programming is interesting and well cared for, with a preference for the most sought after and acclaimed titles, with particular attention to Italian cinema.
Cinema Flora Atelier
Piazza Dalmazia, 2r
Born on January 1, 1914 in Piazza Dalmazia, in the popular district of Rifredi, the Cinema Flora Atelier has retained that vintage atmosphere of cinema of the early '900, and with its projections can still vibrate in the air all that magic of the past.
Viale Don Giovanni Minzoni, 25c
ph: 055 576551
A cinema, but also a library, a conference room and a multicultural venue, the Stensen Foundation is a truly unique place. Since 1963 it has been organizing events, conferences, film festivals and much more. It is a place of confrontation that is inspired by the methodology of Nicolò Stenone, a 17th century Danish physician and geologist. It always has a quality program, including documentaries and films in original language.
Cinema Multisala Il Portico
Via Capo di Mondo, 66
ph: 055 669930
Ideal place for those looking for a traditional cinema where you can breathe the flavor of the rooms of the past. It is located in the Campo di Marte area and is a historic place in the city, renovated and adapted to modern times with two digitized rooms: the Blue Room with 540 seats and the Green Room that can accommodate up to 166 spectators. There is no shortage of arthouse films and the best family films.