UNAM’s Filmoteca in Mexico City has, at its core, the aim to rescue, restore, preserve and share the cinematographic heritage of UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de México) through regular film screenings and festivals. It achieves this marvellously through screening plenty of the 40,000+ films found in its archive at two cinemas, both of which are located in the Centro Cultural Universitario. If you’re interested in checking out what films they’ll be showing, you can consult their schedule online.
Cine Tonalá, while having ‘cine’ right there in the name, is actually a multi-purpose venue that is known for hosting plays and concerts, as well as screening underrated flicks. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also an on-site bar and restaurant. While it may seem that Cine Tonalá is something of a Jack of all trades, master of none, it balances its multiple roles incredibly well, and does so economically too. If you’re thinking of stopping by regularly, it’s worth investing in their membership card.
Cine Tonalá, Tonalá 261, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Sur, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5264 4101