Upcoming Films Showing in English at Florence Cinemas

  With the Odeon temporarily closed, several theaters in Florence which normally offer only Italian movies have added screenings of vintage and current films in English to the schedule during the last week in January. BABYLON Babylon (released in December 2022) portrays a surrealistic Hollywood in the Roaring Twenties, laying bare its decadence, amorality and general libertine environment.  Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) returns to similar but darker themes in his rendering [...]

The Historic Cinema Odeon’s 2023 Reimagination

The future is now clear for Florence’s historic cinema, the Odeon, closed since July.  After negotiations with the city council, Odeon partners Giunti Editore and the Germani family have announced imminent renovations and reopening of the 100-year-old motion picture hall. Made possible by the “save the cinema” rule contained in the current urban planning regulations, the cinema looks forward to reopening the venue with 60% cinema use and 40% cultural use.  The same [...]

‘River to River’ 2022, Florence’s Indian Film Festival

  December 6 – 11: RIVER TO RIVER, Florence Indian Film Festival. Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r.  All film will be screened in original language with English and Italian subtitles. More info & full program at: www.rivertoriver.it  The River to River festival has an exciting program this year showcasing 34 films many of which are debuting for the first time in Europe. The 22nd edition of the festival explores Indian relationships, identity, [...]

‘Apriti Cinema’- Free Movie Screenings in Florence

  The Open Cinema Festival, known in Italian as the Apriti Cinema Festival, continues to offer free movie screenings in Florence this summer. The festival presents both Italian and international films in different types of genres including documentaries, independent and experimental films. This year, the festival will take place at the Uffizi Square from 27 June to August 7, every evening at 9:45 p.m. It will showcase a variety of international movies, all [...]

April 2022 Movies in English at the Odeon

April’s films at the Odeon Cinema (piazza Strozzi) include two feel good coming-of-age films.  Licorice Pizza which received three Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Coda which received three Oscars.  The month closes out with the much anticipated third installment of Fantastic Beasts, continuing the tales of magicians and wizards.  Films will be screened in English with Italian subtitles.  In Coda much of the movie uses sign language with English subtitles. [...]

Odeon Films in English, March 19 – 30

The adventures of Batman in the latest version of the Gotham City hero continue in the last half of March.  Then for a bit of 1970s melancholy, Licorice Pizza, has received rave reviews for a nostalgic coming of age story, filled with humor and surprises. Saturday, March 19 (5:30 and 9 pm) and Sunday, March 20 (5 and 8:30 pm): BATMAN Director Matt Reeves presents the first film of the new Batman trilogy [...]

Early March Florence Film Screenings in English

This March, filmgoers at Florence’s Cinema Odeon can watch a new superhero film with Batman engaging in the continuing battle for integrity and justice in Gotham City.  In a reboot of the American DC Comics tale, the scene is set with Batman uncovering corruption and discovering connections within his own family.  The original Godfather, screening for one day, with a new HD rendition, promises to grasp the attention of cinema goers with the [...]

January-February Films ’22 in English at the Odeon

  The Odeon Cinema present three new films in late January and February.  Nightmare Alley, a psycho-thriller with numerous twists and turns, offers an all-star cast and a goodly amount of blood and gore.  Next the whodunnit Death on the Nile, tells the classic story of a rich heiress who is found murdered on her honeymoon and Inspector Hercule Poirot has his work cut out for him.  Ennio, a documentary, covers the amazing [...]

December Movies in English at the Odeon

The Odeon Cinema offers three award winning films in December, all released on anniversaries of their original release, plus a fourth movie that will premiere worldwide.   For film aficionados who are weary of ‘feel good’ movies and wish for some gratuitous violence and unsettling scenes, Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange should satisfy their needs.  Mulholland Drive, a surrealist mystery film and David Lynch’s magnum opus, offers cult fans a weave of stories filled with danger and [...]

The Odeon Reopens with the Movies in English

Although movie theatres nationwide became accessible once again on April 26, 2021 (at half capacity) after months of Covid safety regulation closures, the Odeon, Florence’s bastion of English language cinema did not reopen until just after school started this month.  Guests must show either a “Green Pass” vaccine certificate or, in the case of a U.S. citizen, a CDC card.  Click here to buy a ticket online. September brings the new season at [...]