Best Cinemas In Valletta
- Apr 3, 2021
...3 intimate cinemas in Valletta City!
Cinemas are magical spaces that allow our minds to roam to alternative realities and to press pause on the worries of everyday life. Streaming has led to the popularity of smaller, intimate cinemas that truly allow the audience to savour every detail of blockbusters and indie flicks alike.
Fortunately, Valletta is home to three excellent cinemas that are largely considered local gems, as they’re housed within historic buildings that are testament to the city’s rich history. Therefore, if you’re looking to catch the latest Hollywood movie, or that French arthouse film that everyone seems to be talking about, you’ll be pleased to learn that Valletta has a cinema that caters to everyone’s different movie-going tastes.
Spazju Kreattiv – Pjazza Kastilja
In addition to being one of the islands’ top exhibition spaces, Spazju Kreattiv’s cinema is the jewel in this creative hub’s crown.
This arthouse cinema screens a wide range of international and national arthouse movies, as well as cult films, noteworthy documentaries, music concerts and so on. Spazju Kreattiv takes pride in the fact that they screen a diverse programme of international musical, theatre and dance events live from across the globe. Who said that you have to go to Russia to witness the Bolshoi Theatre’s latest offering?
You can do so while you’re right here in Malta. In addition to the Bolshoi Theatre, Spazju Kreattiv has productive partnerships with global names such as the National Theatre, the Met Opera, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
If you’re a massive movie fan, you can also join their members’ club and enjoy some really good discounts.
The Cinema Bar by Citylights – 56, Saint John Street
Picture this: a mid-century, ex-porn cinema turned hipster’s paradise. That’s The Cinema Bar by Citylights in a nutshell. The kooky decor and vintage cinema seats give this Valletta hotspot an inimitable retro vibe that will undoubtedly make you feel a wave of nostalgia – even if you’re a Millennial or a Gen Zer. Treat yourself to prosecco, popcorn, Lost in Translation and a good cry.
Embassy Cinemas – St Lucia Street
This multiplex cinema has recently been renovated to fit the needs of the modern cinema-goer. Instead of a 6-screen cinema, one finds 2 main screens and several smaller cinema rooms akin to home cinemas that can be booked out as private hires. The plush seats, cosy atmosphere, tasty snacks and cutting-edge 3D system ensure an immersive cinema experience like no other.