Cinemateca Portuguesa - The temple of portuguese cinema, actualizado a 13 de Julho de 2009.

Cinemateca Portuguesa – The temple of portuguese cinema 
Last updated: Jul 13th, 2009 | By: Rafael Vieira 

I tend to say that this is the house and temple of the Portuguese cinema which proves to be consistent due to both the programming and the heritage it holds. It’s been in existence for more than 50 years, and works closely with the Cinematheque Française to present the best of the Portuguese cinematography, and also an eclectic selection of the European and independent films. 

It has two cinema theatres (the main and a smaller one, respectively Félix Ribeiro and Luís de Pina rooms), a bookstore, an vast archive, a Cinema Museum and also a Restaurant / Cafe, the 39 Degraus (in reverence to a Hitchcock movie) with an wonderful courtyard. The constant parade of cinema displayed (5 sessions per day 6 days a week) is complemented with regular debates, gatherings, presentations with the authors and actors of the films and movie cycles. Outdoor screenings are held during the Summer months. In the lobby the regular exhibitions about special movies, authors or characters offer distraction to the people waiting for the film session to start or while going to the cafe upstairs. All the films are in the original language and mostly subtitled in Portuguese. Just down the Avenue there’s a special extension of the Cinemateca dedicated to children: Cinemateca Júnior. 

Details about this spot :

Cinemateca Portuguesa | Art & culture, Cinemas | Regular ticket € 2.50
Rua Barata Salgueiro 39 | Liberdade (area map) | +351213596200
Mon – Sat, Check program on the website