10 of Toulouse's Top Cinemas

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21 September 2017

Toulouse‘s climate is fairly good all year around but you can’t never predict these fall showers, frequent in the South West region. If bad weather trumps some of your planned outdoor activities, you could instead see this misfortune as an opportunity to discover some classics of French cinema and internationally acclaimed movies.

American Cosmograph

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The American Cosmograph cinema
The American Cosmograph cinema | Firapel|WikiCommons
Movie theaters almost all look the same but that is certainly not the case for the American Cosmograph, an art-house movie theater with a remarkable movie selection. The charming decor is really different from what you usually encounter and sets the tone for an enjoyable moment. Rates are affordable and there are very few commercials before the start of your movie.

Cinéma Gaumont Wilson

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Inside one of Gaumont Toulouse's main rooms
Inside one of Gaumont Toulouse's main rooms | Cinemaville|WikiCommons
By far the biggest movie theater in Toulouse, the Cinéma Gaumont Wilson will please everyone with its large choice of films, lots of movies in their original languages and its central location. Recently renovated, it has special features such the “double seat”, which is perfect for couples who want to snuggle the way you do it at home. Perhaps, you could even bring a blanket to recreate that homely feeling.

UGC Toulouse

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UGC Ciné Cité
UGC Ciné Cité | Richieman|WikiCommons
Not the biggest cinéma in town, UGC Toulouse‘s selection offers a diverse range of films that you can also watch in English if you don’t speak French. For those who are under 26, show your ID to the cashier for a discount on your ticket.

Cinémathèque de Toulouse

This is definitely the place to go if you are a cinema fan. La Cinémathèque de Toulouse is not only a place where you can watch some of the most iconic movies of all time, but it is also a library. The venue regularly curates exhibitions and has an astonishing collection of more than 45,000 films, 75,000 posters and 500,000 movie set photographs.

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Rencontres Cinéma Amérique Latine

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The principal goal of this association is to promote and support Latin American cinema and directors whose arduous system of distribution makes it almost impossible to export their work beyond their countries. The Rencontres Cinéma Amérique Latine is a place where events, debates and many more activities aim to connect the local community with artists living on a completely different part of the globe.

IMAX Cinema at Cité de l'Espace

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Splendid view over the Cité de l'Espace
Splendid view over the Cité de l'Espace | David Santaolalla|Flickr
While you are visiting the Cité de l’Espace, why don’t you stop by the IMAX located inside this fantastic venue? Share the daily life of the astronauts who document their extraordinary journey for your greatest pleasure. To enhance your experience, all the screenings are in 3D.

Cinéma le Cratère

Art-house cinemas tend to have a reputation for being snobbish and to make people who are not experts in every film genre unwelcome. This statement could not be further from the truth regarding the Cinéma le Cratère. This small venue is highly appreciated by locals for its staff’s friendliness and cozy feeling.

Cinéma Le Cratère,

Utopia Tournefeuille

One of the most emblematic cinemas of Toulouse, the Utopia Tournefeuille is famous for its top-notch selection of arty movies. For a very affordable price, you get to see films you won’t probably watch in regular movie theaters. Discussions around the movies and screenings of children’s films are regularly organized.

Utopia Tournefeuille,

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CGR Blagnac

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MEGA CGR | Manecke|WikiCommons
Slightly away from Toulouse center, the CGR Blagnac is a big theater that showcases most of the international blockbusters and all the major new releases of French films. If you are traveling with your kids, their selection of family-friendly films and cartoons is greater than the other cinemas in town.