places to visit

By Traveller August 2, 2016
Riga

places to visit

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By Vilius Traveller August 2, 2016

Hi, I just came to Riga and will be staying for at least 5 months. Are there any places that show non-comercial movies, or show them in open air?

Also are there any alternative-music clubs with a friendly crowd? I looked around a little bit, but would like a locals input

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I suggest Shot cafe in old Riga and there are open air movies at Spikeru quater (spikeri.lv)
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Local August 3, 2016
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Hi, Vilius.

Non comercial movies usually showin diferent places. For example in Kaņepes cultural center ( Skolas street 15, Riga) or in Spīķeri quarter, between the River Daugava and Riga Central Market ( Maskavas street 12k-2, Riga). 03. august In Kaņepes cultural center, at 19:00 wlll show movie in latvian about freedom in Latvia. Then in 04. august at 19:00 will show movie "Kolka Cool", - this movie will be with subtitles in english... In Spīķeri quarter next movie will be show 06. august at 22:30. Very soon will be Riga city festivitu. Please look link in english http://www.rigassvetki.lv/festival/events/en/#event there will be many offers where to see diferent type movies in Riga for free.... and other offers too.
I hope that something of this information will helpful to You. Best regards! Valdis.
Local August 2, 2016
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thanks for a very thourough reply!
Kino Bize shows indie movies, also Splendid Palace (now on holidays). There will be one open-air movie on 11 August in Spikeri - Tale of Tales (in cooperation with Kino Spektrs).
Alternative music - Kaņepe (Skolas/Lāčplēša corner) and Autentika (on Bruņinieku 2). I also recommend Piens Fest in Lucavsala this weekend.
Local Guru August 2, 2016
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This cafe, located in the same building as Splendid Palace, shows indie movies: http://www.filmnoir.lv
thanks a lot!
Hi,

You can visit Bize cinema (search for them in Fbook- @kinobize), they show alternative movies.
If you are looking for open air cinema, visit Jurmala, it is 15-20 minutes drive from Riga city. There is open air cinema called Cinamon. http://www.cinamonsummer.lv/en/

I am afraid I can not suggest you any alternative music clubs as I am not a big fan of them.

Enjoy your stay

Best, Ieva
Local August 2, 2016
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thanks a bunch!