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Film Theater not a
Cinema

Uránia National Film Theater

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Why locals love it

The big ceremonial hall has 425 seats in two stories, huge mirrors in the sides, and gilded ceiling with a huge chandelier giving you a feeling you are rather in a Broadway Theatre than in a cinema. Before Multiplexes appeared in Hungary in the second half of the ’90-s Uránia was always packed.

Why you should visit it

Going to a cinema is probably not on the top of your to do list when visiting a new city. But what about going to a „movie theatre”? The Uránia National Movie Theatre was originally built to be a Music Hall in the last decade of the XIX. Century, but after a couple of years it transformed into a cinema maintaining its regal looks.

Special tip

After the film you can grab a beer in the bar on the first floor or if you prefer, have a chai in the basement in the Indian cafe.

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2 Comments

Cinema in historical building! 2in1
Elena
Local
March 3, 2020
Stunning art nouveau interior architecture, old world theater decor, gold-tassled red velvet curtain and all. Winner of a 2006 Europa Nostra, the EU monument restoration and protection prize. Also, there's a complimentary cafe upstairs, reasonably priced.
Brigita
Local
May 7, 2018

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