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TOP 5 Cinemas in Tallinn

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By Noora Karppi  •  11.06.2018

If you are a movie fanatic, Tallinn has a lot to offer you. 

For a relatively small city Tallinn has several amazing cinemas with the newest technical equipment and wide selection of showing anything from Hollywood blockbusters to European classics and Asian art films. The tickets are affordable, usually 5-10 euros. 

All the movies are in original language with Estonian and Russian subtitles – except some of the family-friendly movies have been dubbed into Estonian to please the local younger generation of cinema-buffs.

For information about Estonian film industry and heritage check the website of Estonian Film Institute.

Coca-Cola plaza

Coca-Cola plaza in Rotermann quarter is the biggest cinema multiplex in Tallinn with 11 movie screens and the only Scape auditorium in town. This was the first Scape auditorium in the Baltics and Nordic countries and is known for the especially sharp picture, bright colours and dynamic 3D sound. 

Coca-Cola plaza has been around since 2001 and they were also the first cinema in Estonia to use 3D technology. This cinema brings you the latest hit movies as well as live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and London National Theatre, live music concerts and biggest sporting events. Sit back and enjoy the immense movie experience in Scape Auditorium or relax in a private A.Le Coq suite.

More information about the cinema, movies and schedules.

Sõprus cinema

The legendary cinema called Sõprus (friendship) is an art-house cinema located in the Old Town. The cinema was built in the 1950s’ and was first going to be named after Spartacus or Leningrad. The building stands out from the surroundings, but is just as fascinating from the inside as it is from the outside. The interior of the cinema has been restored with the guidance of the set designer for most of Aki Kaurismäki films, Markku Pätilä. 

At Sõprus you’ll find movie classics from Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cassavetes, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard etc. It is also a place to catch quirky contemporary films or enjoy the programme of local film festivals.
The cinema hall also operates as a stage for music concerts, theatre acts, comedy nights and other forms of art.

Kosmos

Cinema Kosmos (space) is another classic movie theater in Tallinn. Kosmos was built and first opened in the 1960’s and has been one of local favorites ever since. Kosmos has lately transformed into modern cinema house and was reopened in 2014 with the first and only IMAX auditorium in Estonia.

Kosmos is located in the centre of Tallinn and has three screens. The biggest hall seats 325 persons and uses the advanced Image IMAXimum technology. Smaller halls are called LEM and KUBRICK, both with 49 seats, and showing 2D and 3D flicks.

More information about Kosmos.

Artis Cinema

Artis cinema brings you good quality art films mostly from Europe and has received the best programming award from Europa Cinemas in 2013. This cinema is located at the top floor of Solaris shopping centre and has two screens and a cosy café. 

No-popcorn policy applies here, but you can enjoy wine and snacks alongside interesting independent films. Artis is also a good place to catch some Estonian movies.

Apollo cinema

Apollo cinema in Mustamäe district is one of the newest ones in town and it boasts with first-class service. In Apollo cinema Mustamäe you get to feel yourself like a true movie star in star-class seats, order drinks and snacks from a touchscreen from your seat and get them delivered to you by a waiter – all you have to do is basically lift a finger. 

With a star-class ticket you also get to enjoy the luxury of Apollo Star Lounge. Even regular cinemabuffs are pampered here with the latest technical equipment, Barco 4k laserprojectors and Dolby Atmos 3D sound.

Apollo has a cinema also in the city centre, Solaris shopping centre.

Find out more about Apollo.