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At the movies: 16 of our favourite cinemas in Belgium
For full cinema listings including UGC, see cinebel.be.
Inside the Galeries du Centre, this intimate cinema is the place to see a film that’s no longer on at other theatres. The bar is worth a detour.
57 Rue des Fripiers
A non-profit that has been around for more than 20 years and works hard to get its hands on indie films with little commercial potential.
3 Rue d’Arenberg
Specialises in new arthouse and foreign movies. Its restaurant serves lunch and dinner six days a week, with brunch on Sundays.
85 Boulevard Anspach
Neighbourhood cinema with a limited but good choice of mainstream and art house films.
17 Avenue de Hinnisdael
Five screens and widely varied programming.
18 Chaussée de Wavre
Occupies a renovated Art Deco building in the centre of Namur. Original version art-house and mainstream films, preview screenings and events, plus bar-restaurant.
49 Rue des Carmes
Authentic 1970s cinema with three screens and underground cafe.
4-6 Kaasstraat, Antwerp
Neighbourhood cinema chain also in Jodoigne and Stockel, Brussels.
91 Avenue de Mérode, Rixensart
Old movies only, with special themed screening nights.
4 Maarschalk Gérardstraat, Antwerp
Multi-screen complex offering a full programme of original version films.
55 Grand-Place, Louvain-la-Neuve
Seven-screen complex in Waterloo town centre. The 40-year-old family-run cinema offers a diverse programme of films for all ages.
165 Chaussée de Bruxelles
Cinéma Churchill, Cinéma & Brasserie Sauvenière and Cinéma & Café le Parc all come under the Grignoux umbrella and its vast offer of quality films and events in Liège.
The complex boasts a 4DX theatre, guaranteeing a complete special effects experience. Pathé/Cinépoint cinemas are also in Verviers, Bastogne, Libramont and Marche.
141 Grand’Rue, Charleroi
The film and gaming complex is part of Charleroi’s regeneration. Five movie theatres screen quality mainstream and arthouse films in original version. The quayside site also houses a brasserie.
10 Quai Arthur Rimbaud
The longest-running cinema in Flanders has been pulling in the art-house crowds since 1928.
3 Sint-Michielshelling, Ghent
Founded in 1970 and hasn’t changed much since.
63 Sint-Annaplein, Ghent