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Original version cinemas in Madrid

If you prefer to watch films in their original language, you should know that there is a wide range of cinemas offering original version films in Madrid.

It is becoming easier and easier to enjoy OV cinema in Madrid. There are many cinemas that show all or some of the films on the billboard in foreign languages with subtitles. This is due to the great demand from foreigners who live in the city or are visiting and want to enjoy the latest films.

Best original version cinemas in Madrid

In this article we introduce you to some of our favourite cinemas to watch OV cinema in Madrid. Keep in mind that the films are usually shown in VOSE, that is, with Spanish subtitles, so you will need to understand Spanish or the original language of the film.

Golem Madrid

One of the most legendary original version cinemas in Madrid, the Golem was a pioneer in offering films in foreign languages and now offers all its films in the original language. In its cinemas you can enjoy a wide range of independent films and film festivals in VOSE. It also has a very central location near the Plaza de España.

Location: Plaza de los Cubos, Calle de Martín de los Heros 14

Yelmo Cines Ideal

Right in the centre of Madrid is this beautiful building showing original language and Spanish dubbed films. This is one of the few cinemas in Madrid where you can see 3D films in their original version. It usually offers the latest releases and some independent titles.

Location: Calle del Dr Cortezo, 6

Artistic Metropol

Another of the oldest cinemas in Madrid, the Artistic Metropol offers auteur and independent films, classics, short films and also festival sessions. Considered one of the best original version cinemas in Madrid, it also offers the option of renting a private cinema room for groups for a price starting at 5€ per person.

Location: Calle Cigarreras, 6

Cines Renoir Plaza de España

Another of Madrid's iconic OV cinemas, the Renoir offers the best subtitled fiction and documentary films, with European and international cinema. This is one of the most extensive cinemas in Madrid, and has three locations in the capital: Princesa, Plaza de España and Retiro.

Location: Calle de Martín de los Heros, 12

Cine Doré

Undoubtedly the most beautiful cinema in Madrid, it is worth a visit just to see this emblematic building which houses the Spanish Film Library (Filmoteca Española). Most of the cycles held at the Doré include films in VOSE (Spanish subtitbles), which are sometimes free.

Location: Calle de Santa Isabel, 3

Sala Equis

This cinema was known in the 80s for being an X-rated cinema that screened erotic films. Nowadays, it is one of the most unique cinemas in Madrid, due to its magnificent location in an old palace and its wide range of international film screenings.

Location: Calle del Duque de Alba, 4

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June 20, 2023