Even though most movies screened in cinemas in Barcelona are Spanish dubbed, there actually are a handful cinemas in Barcelona that screen films in the language they were originally produced (mostly in English), with Spanish or Catalan subtitles. In Barcelona original language movies are called V.O (Version Original). Make sure to look out for the “V.O.” on the film posters.
Here are the cinemas in Barcelona that screen movies in their original language:
Address: Carrer Floridablanca 135 Metro station: Universitat (L2 and L1) or Sant Antoni (L2) Tel: +34 630 129 229 Web: www.cinesrenoir.com
Prices: 4.20 € on Wednesdays 7.20 € on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8.90 € on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
6 € for Club Renoir members 5 € for Club Renoir members under 30 years
Renoir show both national, European and independent movies in their original language with Spanish or Catalan subtitles. Renoir Floridablanca has 7 salons. Tickets can be purchased online or at the cinema.
Address: Carrer Verdi 32 Metro station: Fontana (L3) Tel: +34 932 387 990 Web: www.cines-verdi.com/barcelona
Prices: 4.50 € on Mondays 8 € on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9 € on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
In Cines Verdi a mixture of new releases and independent movies are shown every day. Cines Verdi has 5 salons. Tickets can be purchased 0-1 days in advance online or at the cinema.
Address: Carrer de Villarroel 102 Metro station: Urgell (L1) Tel: +34 934 510 051 Web: www.meliescinemes.com
Prices: 4 € on Mondays 6 € on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 € on Fridays, Saturdays and public holiday.
After a fire in 2011, Méliès re-opened in 2015, completely renovated. Méliès show International movies, alternative productions and all of the latest releases. All of the movies are in their original languages. This cinema has 2 different salons. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema.
Filmoteca de Catalunya
Address: Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1 – 9 Metro station: Liceu (L3) Tel: +34 934 107 590 Web: www.filmoteca.cat
Prices: 4 € for a standard ticket 3 € for students, retirees and people over the age of 65
The Filmoteca shows everything from historical films to modern Hollywood productions. An annual membership costs 90 Euros and includes access to all screenings, the library and all exhibitions. The website is only avalible in Catalan, but tickets can be purchased at the cinema, up to a week in advance.
Address: Carrer Salvador Espiriú 61 Metro station: Ciutadella / Villa Olimpica (L4) Tel: +34 932 217 585 Web: www.yelmocines.es
Prices: 8 € on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 € on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 5.90 € for people under the age of 13 or above the age of 60 The prices are a bit higher for 3D-movies.
Yelmo Icària is located inside the shopping centre El Centre de la Vila by the port. This large cinema has 15 different salons and a large selection of new releases are available. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema or online. There are also a few restaurants inside the mall if you want to complete your evening with a meal before or after the movie.
Address: Carrer Girona, 175 Metro station: Verdaguer (L4 and L5) Tel: +34 93 118 4531 Web: www.cinemesgirona.cat
Prices: 6.50 € on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.50 € on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 6.50 € for people over the age of 65
Cinema Girona has 3 salons where they show Catalan, European and international films in their original language, with subtitles available. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema or online.
Here are a couple of cinemas in Barcelona that, in addition to screening movies in their original language, also can offer something extra:
Aribau Multicines, sala 5: Sing Along
Address: Carrer Aribau, 8-10 Metro station: Universitat (L1 and L2) E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.sing-along.es
Prices: 14.50 €
Sing Along is exactly what it sounds like; a karaoke-like cinema where you can sing and dance along with songs from your favorite musicals! Actors lead the crowd during the screenings. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema or online. Make sure to check if the movie you want to see is shown in its original language or if it is a Spanish dubbed version. Important to know is to bring your ID-card, passport or NIE number to be let in.
Cinema a la Fresca
Address: Carretera de Montjuïc, 66 Metro station: Espanya (L1 and L3) Web: www.salamontjuic.org/en Prices: 6 €
On summer nights between June and August Barcelona arranges an open-air cinema at Montjuic where all kinds of movies are screened. Before each movie there is screenings of short films or live concerts. All movies are screened in their original language along with Spanish subtitles.
Multicines Arenas de Barcelona
Address: Gran Via, 385 Metro station: Espanya (L1 and L3) Web: www.grupbalana.com/es/cine/salas/arenas-de-barcelona-multicines
Even though this cinema actually does not screen movies in their original language, it is a cinema worth mentioning. Did you know that you can get a pretty amazing view of Placa d’Espanya from the rooftop of Arenas de Barcelona? Most people pay to take the elevator up, but if you go inside the Arenas de Barcelona and take escalators all the way up you will come out on the terrace where you have an incredible view.