by Julie Espinosa
Cine Doré is a uniquely nostalgic place in Madrid to watch films ranging from silent gems to modern globe-spanning festival winners. The cinema, constructed in 1923, underwent extensive restoration from 1982 to 1989 and today is kept busy with offerings from the Filmoteca Española (national film library). It offers cinephiles a café, bookstore, and affordable, interesting films not available elsewhere.
If you have the choice, go for a screening in the main Sala 1, which has been reconstructed with the original modernist décor. There are 2-4 screenings nightly, Tuesday-Sunday; all are non-dubbed original versions. The schedule is available in print (in Spanish) at the ticket office, or at the Filmoteca headquarters/exhibition area (C/ Magdalena, 10. Metro: Antón Martín). It is also available on-line at the Filmoteca website.
During September and October the first screening of each night is an entry in Spain’s Premios Goya 2007 competition, so seating is limited. October will also offer examples of contemporary German cinema. Tickets may be bought the day before, from 21:00 until closing or the day of, from 17:15 until 15 minutes before the show begins.
Pricing: 2,50€ a ticket / 10 for 20,00€; students 2,00€ a ticket / 10 for 15,00€
Location: Santa Isabel, 3 (Metro: Antón Martín). Map below: