Entertainment - Cinema

The retro-style decor of the cinema in Antequera. © Michelle Chaplow
The retro-style decor of the cinema in Antequera.

Many towns in Andalucía, especially the seaside towns, used to have open air cinemas as part of their summer entertainments programme. These marvellous features are now sadly almost extinct. Cine Las Palmeras in the village of La Cala was one, the cinema on the old feria ground in Estepona run by Julio Peces another.

These have been largely replaced by large multiscreen air-conditioned complexes, showing mainly Spanish and dubbed US films (very few are subtitled in other languages). Many visitors to Andalucía would not consider doing something they could do at home, but it can still be an interesting experience, especially for those studying Spanish.

Films listed as ‘VO’ – version original – are in their original language and subtitled in Spanish. Better still for those trying to improve their Spanish.



See the link to the Cinema pages in the main town of Andalucia in the "Related links box" on the right hand side of this page.