Monday, July 18, 2011

BARCELONA MONTJUIC: CINEMA A LA FRESCA



On a hot summer night, outdoor cinema is a great way to freshen up and enjoy yourself. You've plenty of options, as you can see visiting the next link in Barcelona website. Here I will speak about a new edition of the Sala Montjuïc and the cycle organized by L'Illa Diagonal shopping centre.


Sala Montjuïc turns the moat at Montjuïc Castle into a cinema hall


The Sala Montjuïc, now a classic in Barcelona, will be turning the moat at Montjuïc Castle into a cinema hall, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Besides, the Sala Montjuïc is offering triple programmes, with a concert, a short film and a feature-length movie. From today, you will be able to see the following films in original version:

  • Monday, 18/07: Frozen River, Courtney Hunt, 2008
  • Wednesday, 20/07: The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski, 2010
  • Friday, 22/07: Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922
  • Monday, 25/07: À bout de souffle (Breathless), Jean-Luc Godard, 1960
  • Wednesday, 27/07: Lion’s Den, Pablo Trapero, 2008
  • Friday, 29/07: In the loop, Armando Ianucci, 2009
  • Monday, 01/08: Still Walking, Hirokazu Koreeda, 2008
  • Wednesday, 03/08: Charade, Stanley Donen, 1963
  • Friday, 05/08: Inception, The Dark Knight or Insomnia

All films (in original version with spanish subtitles) start at 22:15 and are preceded by a short filt a 22:00. All concerts start at 21:00.

- Useful Information:
  • TMB buses from the Towers on Plaza Espanya as from 20.30. Buses go back down once the film is finished.
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 20.30.
  • Entrance: 5,00 euros
  • Deck-chair rental: 3,00 euros
  • For further information, you can visit the Sala Montjuïc website.

Daily heroes at L'Illa

Another cycle back again this year is the one organised by the L'Illa Diagonal shopping centre. This time it is going in for daily heroes as its main characters. On Thursdays, from 7 July to 4 August, at 22:00 you will be able to see the following films in original version:

  • Thursday, 07/07: Celda 211
  • Thursday, 14/07: Juno
  • Thursday, 21/07: Slumdog millionaire
  • Thursday, 28/07: Gran Torino
  • Thursday, 04/08: El Concierto

- Useful Information:
  • Address: Sant Joan de Déu Gardens ( Inside L'illa Diagonal).
  • How to arrive: Metro L3 Stop Maria Cristina (Les Corts). Bus: 6, 7, 33, 34, 63, 67, 78, 30, 66, 78, L51, L57, L61, L63, L64, L67, L68, L69, L14, L79, N0, N12.
  • Ticket price: 2 euros
  • For further information, you can visit L'Illa Diagonal website.


Finally, Montjuïc is a large green area in Barcelona perfect to walk, to spend a sunny sunday morning or to enjoy the fantastic views of Barcelona from the castle or one of its viewpoints.

I would recommend the following route to discover Montjuïc:



Other interesting routes in Barcelona are:


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