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Cinema Nuovo Olimpia

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Address: Via in Lucina 16G, Tridente, Rome, Italy
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The only one in original language version

After the closure of Metropolitan cinema in Via del Corso, Nuovo Olimpia is the only cinema in Rome offering this. It's truly a shame that a capital cannot offer anything more... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2012
Joachim1975
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Oslo, Norway
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Rome
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a lovely, simple little cinema. They show films in original language (rare in Italy) with Italian subtitles. They also usually show a good range of films, not just films in English. They tend to avoid the Hollywood Blockbusters, which is good (as most of them are awful) and stick to more interesting pieces. The seats are comfortable and... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Rude person at the tickets, when she was asked why there was no popcorn or any other form of refreshments available she said that's the experience they want to give (wow...) so you don't really have the movie theater experience. The chairs inside are hard like wood, short, so short you can't rest your shoulders and head, neither there is... More 

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Thank EdoardoFRM
Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Yes, they show films in the original language so we caught up on Hail, Caesar! and Room on a couple of afternoons. The screens and sound are good and the location, just off the mad Via del Corso, is really handy but best of all is the set up. The cinema opens just before the film starts and there is... More 

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Thank Fiona_and_Ian
Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

In the very heart of Rome near via Tomacelli is this small cinema with two small cinema theaters. Their films are often in original language with italian subtitles. very cosy for a different afternoon in Rome.

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Thank Annamaria T
Hamburg
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Went there to watch a movie during our vacation in Rome. I googled which cinemas show movies in English and this was one of it. It is a small cinema with two rooms. The service was nice, the quality of the film was good. We paid 16€ for two tickets which I think is a fair price.

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Thank Banjo_Alina
Roma
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Fabulous cinema showing films in their original version, an island in a fake sea of dubbed nonsense. Should be packed every day of the week but isn't. Please start showing films for kids too early at weekends or at 5 on weekdays - hundreds of people would come, not just me and my daughter. A summer film festival would great... More 

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Thank deepster24
Civita Castellana, Italy
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

I get upset every time I go to Nuovo Olimpia. It is the only original language cinema in Rome, and for this reason it is always a popular place for tourists and cinema enthusiasts in the city. However, this small cinema lacks in customer service, facilities, and true care for their patrons. You get a feeling that they really don't... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

After the closure of Metropolitan cinema in Via del Corso, Nuovo Olimpia is the only cinema in Rome offering this. It's truly a shame that a capital cannot offer anything more, but the dubbing industry is too strong down here.... Anyway, I am a frequent user of Nuovo Olimpia and the only drawback is that they have two screens only... More 

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Civita Castellana, Italy
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

Although it should not be considered a sufficient replacement to the recently deceased Metropolitan cinema (rest in peace), Nuovo Olimpia is a decent place to see mainstream or independent films in original language. Situated between Spagna and Flaminio on Metro A, the location is convenient for a dinner/film out on the town (despite the newest drama with the 9pm closure... More 

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