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Places to Watch English Language Movies in Moscow
May 24, 2019 13:53


Staying or travelling in Moscow and missing your native language? Want to feel at home again? Here is the list of the best Moscow cinemas where you can watch movies in the original English language free from dubbing.

KARO 11 “October”
Where: 24, New Arbat Street
Open hours: from 9 am to 2 am
This is Russia's main premiere and festival venue, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. The eleven-multiplex is home to this country’s largest hall for 1,518 seats, a VIP area with its own bar, as well as an IMAX hall and a special hall adapted for people with autism disorders. In the framework of the KARO.Art program, the cinema regularly holds festivals, thematic film weeks and screenings in the original languag
e. Here you can watch feature films and documentaries, short-length films, broadcasts of theatrical performances and major sporting events, the premieres of Russian and world TV shows, and animated films.


Formula Kino Horizon

Where: 21/10, Komsomolsky Ave., next to the 
Frunzenskaya metro station
Open hours: from 10 am to 3 am
Formula Kino Horizon is located at a walking distance from . It regularly demonstrates new films in the original language, seasonal shows of independent festival cinema, and the video recordings of performances of the Shakespeare's Globus Theater, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal National Theater, as well as live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera.


Zvezda

Where: 18/22, Zemlyanoy Val Street, next to the Kurskaya metro station
Open hours: from 9 am to 9:30 pm

This unusual club cinema is housed in a historical Stalinist building, which is the monument of Soviet architecture. In the cinema’s café-like hall, instead of the ordinary rows of seats you will find small round tables with comfortable soft armchairs. You can enjoy tea or coffee with delicious desserts right in here when watching a movie. In Zvezda, all foreign films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.
 


Illusion

Where: 1/15, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment
Open hours: from 9 am to 1 am
The legendary cinema “Illusion” was opened in one of the famous Stalin's skyscrapers back in 1966 and immediately became one of the most important cultural centers of Soviet Moscow. Today it is a venue highly popular among film lovers of various generations. The repertoire of the cinema consists of archival films, rare and unique finds from the collection of the Russian Gosfilmofund and classics favoured by several generations, as well as contemporary author and festival cinema in the original language.


Pioneer

Where: 21, Bldg 1, Kutuzovsky Avenue 
Open hours: from 9 am to 12 pm
One of the best Moscow cinemas, it demonstrates all the movies in the original language only, and instead of a popcorn snack bar, it boasts a gourmet cuisine cafe. Its repertoire combines both sensational art-house films and talented general audience cinema. Throughout the year, various festivals and national cinematography weeks - French, Israeli, Polish and others - take place here. The Pioneer chain also includes two summer cinemas in the Gorky Park and Sokolniki Park, while the chain itself is a member of the Art House Cinemas CICAE and Europa Cinemas Association.


Fakel

Where: 15/16, Enthusiasts Highway, next to the Aviamotornaya metro station
Open hours: from 10 am to 10 pm

Foreign films without Russian dubbing are shown on a regular basis at the Fakel cinema. These are not only films in English, but also in German, French, Portuguese, and many other languages. They have subtitles though.
Fakel is visited by true cinema connoisseurs, as not only world box office hits, but also auteur and art house cinema, experimental and festival feature films and animations run here. The cinema holds retrospective shows of world-famous film directors, the winners of prestigious international film festivals, and masterpieces of world cinematography.
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Author: Vera Ivanova

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