Fans of open-air cinema have a couple options this year in the center of Valencia.
Cinema al Carmen
For the first time in over 50 years, Valencia’s historic Carmen neighborhood will be showing movies in the open air, at the Cinema al Carmen terrace on C/ Beneficencia near Na Jordana. For €5, you can enjoy recent films like Terminator Salvation or Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince. They also sell bocadillos and beer (for €1! Reason enough for me!). A full list of the films coming to the terrace can be found on their website: cinemaalcarmen.com
Nits de Cinema en La Nau
The old university building La Nau is once again showing summer films in its courtyard, from the 14th to the 25th of August. Films are grouped into two categories — Images of the City: Transformations through Time, and Superheroes: perfect for summer! The selection of films in that first category is pretty eclectic, from the anime flick Metropolis to Rossellini’s neo-realism classic Germany: Year Zero. Entrance is free but limited so show up on time. I’m pretty sure that the films are shown in the original version; they were last year. Here’s the brochure (in Valencian) with show times and dates.
Last August, there were also open air films being shown in the gardens of the Palau de la Música. Both modern and wonderful classic films for a good price. I’ve not heard anything about that for 2009, but we’ll make sure to inform you if we do.