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Where to Watch Movies in Barcelona in English

Written by Michael

Sometimes, even though you are in Barcelona – one of the most beautiful cities in the world – you just need to go see a movie. Especially when it’s either raining, or it is violently hot during summer and the cinemas offer such darn good air conditioning.

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Luckily, because the city of Barcelona is not only the most beautiful city in the world but is also deliciously cosmopolitan, there are a number of cinemas where you can go and watch the latest releases in their original language. Namely, English.

Today at ShBarcelona, we tell you where to find movie theaters in Barcelona that play movies in English.

Watch movies in Barcelona in English

Icaria-Cinema Cineplex

The first cinema in Barcelona in English we can recommend is called Icaria-Cinema Cineplex, located at the neighborhood of Poblenou.

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This is a large multi-cinema complex close to the beach showing blockbusters in the original version with Spanish subtitles. Expect 3d, popcorn, large cups of Coke, and lots of choices. 

Cines Renoir

Cines Renoir is part of a chain of independent cinemas showing some mainstream and international cinema. Renoir Floridablanca is located at the trendy neighborhood of Sant Antoni.

Enjoy a good movie in your own home!

Cines Verdi

After that is Cines Verdi, located in the known neighborhood of Vila de Gracia. Verdi is a small charming cinema that shows a great range of current non-Blockbuster-y delights.

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Cinemes Méliès

Located in the center of the Eixample district you can find another cute theater that offers English-language films for viewers shown in their original version, Cinemes Méliès.

After hearing dubbed-over films for a while, this can be a nice change.

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Filmoteca de Catalunya

Filmoteca de Catalunya offers a range of foreign and arthouse films – both new releases and old films are shown at the very heart of Raval.


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Multicine Balmes

Lastly is Multicine Balmes, a brand new multi screen cinema showing a range of films although mostly mainstream blockbusters.

Look for V.O. or V.O.S.E.

Films that are shown in their original language in Spain are called ‘version original’ although you will often just see V.O. or V.O.S.E. Look for movies with this category to make sure the movie is indeed in English.

As you can see, there are a number of cinemas to choose from depending on whether you want to see the latest 3D, no expenses spared, a Hollywood blockbuster or that little arthouse flick you don’t want to miss.

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About the author


Michael is a vegetarian, dog-loving, kindle-clutching, sunshine-seeking, adventure-obsessed, responsibility-dodging gypsy who has spent much of the last five years exploring Spain and parts of Europe.


  • Thank you for the info. We like to travel as a family, and we love movies. Without even really trying, our thing became seeking out a theater and catching a movie in whatever country we’re in.
    We’ll be in Barcelona in a few months so I’m scoping out the best places.

  • There is also Yelmo Comedia at the corner of Passeig de Gracia and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, in the heart of the Eixample Dreta area. They routinely play version original movies.

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