Archive for the ‘cinema’ Category

sometimes you may feel tired from all the attractions, activities and touristic objects surrounding you in a big city… you may find yourself wondering where you can simply take a glass of red wine with tapas, relax and enjoy a good movie.. if you recognize yourself reading these lines then you´ve come to the right place. in this article we´ll guide you through some outdoor cinema options in the capital for a perfect calm end of a long and stressful day.

the most extensive open-air cinema program in madrid is prepared by fescinal, which also happens to celebrate its 30 year anniversary this year.

situated in parque de la bombilla, this summer cinema not only gives you the feeling of being in an old american movie but also lets you enjoy both the good old classics like kubrick´s “the clockwork orange” and new classics like sorrentino´s “la grande bellezza” (“the great beauty”).

for the smallest viewers the organizers have prepared a children program with animated movies like “frozen” and “how to train your dragon 2”.

all movies start at 22.15 and the cinema will be open until the end of september. all that is left for you to do is to drive-in or simply take a seat and enjoy the movie.

more info and the full program can be found here: www.fescinal.es


another great option right in the very heart of the city is the cinema in plaza de cibeles (cibeles palace), the site of city hall and cultural space centrocentro.

in addition to the movies this pop-up cinema offers a wide range of different activities and means of socializing, such as expositions, pop-up stores, finger food and bar, DJs and summer terrace open until 2am.

the cinema will be open until 31st august and the program can be found here: www.thecinema.es/



finally, we also recommend the freshly opened pop-up summer cinema el cuartel by city lights, located in centro cultural conde duque.

the cinema will also be accompanied with a gastro terrace with the menu prepared by the chefs albert adriá, andoni luis aduriz, ramon freixa and paco pérez del miramar (who altogether happen to share 11 michelin stars); and shopping space with well-known fashion labels.

this cinema will bring joy to all your senses until 14th september. the full program can be seen here: www.cinedeveranocondeduque.reservaentradas.com/cgi-vel/cineverano


at across spain we truly believe that madrid is a city where everything is possible, just name it. and, to be completely honest, such is spain in general – the country of diversity, culture and so much life that you simply cannot get enough.

across spain is your expert in all-things-good in spain, and we are here to help you well into all the possibilities the country has to offer and help you pick the best options. so “hola!” as we say and see you around soon!


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‘i want to write a love letter to barcelona and from barcelona to the world’       woody allen


there is, perhaps, no better way of presenting a city full of art than through the eyes and voice of an artist. love him or hate him, woody allen has the talent of bringing a city’s best to light, making it a veritable character in his films. after new york and london, in 2007 it was barcelona’s turn to shine in vicky cristina barcelona.

watching the film before visiting the city is like a travel guide. it is full of references to barcelona, all its attractions bathed in a wonderful golden summer light, places that remind you of some photos you have seen somewhere, music that you have heard before but never knew who plays it. it is an open invitation to visit a fascinating city.

the film locations carry the plot and the actions of the characters, indeed barcelona becomes a character in itself, the third lady in the title. when you visit the city, you recognize the colourful flower stands on las ramblas, you recognize the weird eccentric rooftop of la pedrera, the national museum and its terrace, the sagrada familia, the miro foundation, the views from parc guell. woody allen has ticked all the must-see places and used them smartly in his film. but these places, you have to seem them to understand why they are so attractive and fascinating for millions of visitors. 



rooftop of la pedrera



park guell



the park guell lizard 



the mnac – national museum of catalonian art



las ramblas



tibidabo attractions park – ´antique and charming, and overlooking all of barcelona´


joan miro

joan miró foundation


the city and the movie embody the ´european, tragic, romantic and free-thinking view on life´ (woody allen through the voice of cristina). poets, painters, photographers, golden lights, summer romances, bicycle rides in the nature, love, flamenco, wine tastings, cafes, sweet shops, picnics, these are the bits and pieces that fill the movie with a magical barcelonese air, but of which you don’t become aware until you have seen them with your own eyes. in the film they pass by like postcards in a window, in real life they are tangible images and experiences that become memories.


and the music, the music! classics from spanish must-knows, which make up a delightful and well thought soundtrack. 

entre dos aguas (played about three times)


and of course, barcelona (with video from the movie)

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