Belgrade is very well known as an artistic city, so it’s not surprising that the first film was shown in our capital in 1896 at the “Zlatan krst” cafe (now the “Dusanov grad”), five months after the first show in Paris. The first regular cinema was established in 1906. Now days, you can find plenty Cinemas in Belgrade, ranging from big money chains to proud independents. Belgrade has a total of 12 cinemas with 36 top notch viewing halls.
In era of Netflix and online streaming, Belgradians still love more then anything to visit cinemas. Going whit a group of friends, or just by themselves, it is a cult we love to cherish. The most important thing is that in Cinemas in Belgrade, films are not synchronized, there are played in a original language, with the subtitles.
Belgrade is also a capital where many independent and international film festivals are held (One of the most popular film festivals in Belgrade is “FEST”, held annually).
The most high-tech Cinemas in Belgrade
There are several Cinemas in Belgrade with modern equipment and they are also specialized in 3D technology as well. Most of them are located in the biggest and the best shopping centers in Belgrade, and represent chain of cinema franchise called “Cineplexx“. On their repertoire you will find only blockbusters, live streaming concerts, some of ballet performances and opera plays.
Usce Shopping Center – Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 4 Street;
Delta City – Jurija Gagarina 16 Street;
Big Fashion – Visnjicka 84 Street.
The most popular movie theaters in Belgrade
Beside above-mentioned modern Cinemas in Belgrade, many people who live here love to go to more “underground” movie theaters. On their repertoire you will find many forgotten, artistic, and cult movies of all time.
Novi bioskop Zvezda
Building in which this theater is settled, presents a cultural monument, and it’s under protection of Institution for the preservation of Monuments. Zvezda is built in 1903, the first film screening was back in 1909. In 2008, the theater is closed, and in 2014 the theater is taken by activists, young film artists and citizens in action known as – Occupation of the cinema “Zvezda”. For 4 years now, more than 1.000 forgotten artistic, cult movies and old blockbusters are screened here. The most beautiful thing about this cinema is that during the summer time, projections are on the rooftop of the building, under the stars. Price is more than symbolic (around 0,8 Euros). It is located in the heart of the city, in Terazije street number 40, near the zero point of Belgrade.
Academy 28 is not just a cinema, but also a club, gallery and theater scene, and as such it is one of the most iconic places in Belgrade. The Academy 28 was founded in 1991. Located in the center of the city, at the corner of Nemanjina and Svetozara Markovica street, and its working hours are from 12 am to 8.30 pm on weekdays. Hosting other events such as annual “Birthday of jazz”, numerous gallery exhibitions of the amateur cultural and artistic societies, and concerts as well.
Situated in the city center (Kneza Milosa 7a street), Tuckwood is one of the most popular cinemas in Belgrade. It is a charming old school cinema with auditorium, named after iconic actors and actresses. When was established, it was the most modern Cinema in Belgrade in that time.
Built in 1967, this movie theater had been forgotten for several decades before it reopened in 2012. It is located in New Belgrade and is a perfect spot for those who want to avoid usually overcrowded places. Perfect for tourists situated in this part of the city, so if you want to watch a movie, without traffic jam trying to cross the bridge, than this cinema is perfect for you!
Yugoslav Film Archive
The film collection contains over 95 thousand film prints of various national productions, of all genres, silent and sound, black & white. It was established in 1949, it is a founding member of the International Federation of Film Archives and was the national film library of the former Yugoslavia and currently of the Republic of Serbia. Now, you can watch old movies from their archive, attend film festivals and lectures.
List of Cinemas in Belgrade you can see bellow:
FONTANA, Pariske komune 13;
20. OKTOBAR, Balkanska 2;
ACADEMIC CITY, Bul. Zorana Djindjica 152а;
AKADEMIJA 28, Nemanjina 28;
ART BIOSKOP MUSEUM, Uzun-Mirkova 2;
BALKAN, Brace Jugovica 16;
DVORANA KCB, Kolarceva 6;
DK “STUDENTSKI GRAD”, Studentska;
DOM OMLADINE BEOGRADA, Makedonska 22;
DVORANA DOMA SINDIKATA, Trg Nikole Pasica 5;
ZVEZDA, Terazije 40;
KINOTEKA, Kosovska 11;
KOZARA, Terazije 25;
KOSMAJ, Terazije 11;
MALA KOZARA, Dr Ivana Ribara 91-93
MALI ODEON, Kneza Milosa 14-16;
ODEON, Kraljice Natalije 45;
PARTIZAN, Savski trg;
RODA CINEPLEX, Pozeska 83a;
SAVA CENTAR, Milentija Popovica 9;
STER CINEMAS, Jurija Gagarina 16;
TUCKWOOD CINEPLEX, Kneza Milosa 7;
SUMADIJA PALAS, Turgenjevljeva 5.