1. Jerusalem Cinematheque
Cinemateque screens a large selection of films: classical and modern,
famous and off-beat, international and local. It also serves as a
cultural institution with the aim of furthering pluralism, peace and
tolerance. Priding itself on screening thought-provoking cinema that
tackles vast, fascinating subjects, the Cinemateque also offers the
occasional Hollywood blockbuster. The venue holds a great deal of
screenings and annual events, including the Jerusalem Film Festival in
the summer, which is the most significant of its kind in Israel.
Situated in a spectacular setting overlooking the Old City walls, the
Cinemateque is a cultural haven and must for movie lovers.
11 Hebron Road
2. Third Ear
these days most people stream films online for free, there is something
special, refreshing and rare about this movie store with its enormous
collection of DVDS for rent and sale. The shop, situated at the top of
trendy Emek Refaim Street, feels like it belongs to another era with its
fun environment and knowledgeable staff. It’s a great place to browse
for hours. Inside the store, you'll even find an intimate screening room
with comfortable cinema seats, a big screen and great sound, where
Third Ear generally screens independent, local or lesser known
8 Emek Refaim Street, German Colony
3. Jerusalem Theatre Cinema
Jerusalem Theater complex not only offers an incredible selection of
performing arts, but also screens a small selection of great, carefully
selected films that include some of the better mainstream Hollywood
films. You may want to make it into an outing and enjoy a cup of coffee
in the complex’s café or browse its book and music store.
20 Marcus Street, Talbiyeh
4. Lev Smadar
unassuming, small neighbourhood cinema house has an old fashioned and
warm atmosphere with its adjoining café and beer on tap. Tucked away in a
beautiful, tree-lined street in the German Colony, Lev Smadar screens a
handful of movies every few weeks. Because they screen only one movie
at a time, it’s advisable to call beforehand to check the schedule.
4 Lloyd George Street, German Colony
Jerusalem international Convention Center (ICC), better known by its
former name, Binyanei Ha’uma, houses the Globus movie theatre, one of
only two multiplexes in Jerusalem. This theatre house relocated from its
space in the Malha Mall. With its huge screens and powerful sound
system, it is known as the place to catch mainstream films. Right across
the street from the Central Bus Station, this movie theatre is
centrally and conveniently located.
1 Zalman Shazar Street, City Entrance
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