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In Portugal, Oporto (or Porto) is the second largest city after Lisbon. Being the epicenter of entertainment and fun, a vast range of programs are organized in the city. Some theaters present more commercial films while other theaters display alternative and independent films. On weekends, big theaters are open late night, and show films until 2:20 am. Some theaters have "midnight sessions" too. Checkout five famous theaters in Oporto:

Casa da Música (House of Music)
( Visit Site )

A leading concert hall space in Oporto includes a cultural house of the same name along with three Orchestras: Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. The theater incorporates two auditoriums and a restaurant at the top of the hall.

Address: Avenida da Boavista 604 4149-071 Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 220 120 200

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Cinema Batalha ( Wikipedia )

Earlier Cinema Batalha was called as High Life Cinema. It is a very popular cinema and concert venue inaugurated on 3rd June 1974. It includes two auditoriums, two bars and a terrace restaurant.

Address: Praça Batalha 47, 4000 Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 222 011 915

Coliseu do Porto ( Visit Site )

Coliseu do Porto is one of the most popular landmarks of Oporto, and a prestigious venue for cultural and music events. The theater is an unequaled example of Portuguese Streamline Moderne and Art Deco in the city. It includes main auditorium and a small room called Ático Room which is a perfect place for smaller performances, conferences and symposia.

Address: Rua Passos Manuel 137, 4000 Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 223 394 940

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São João National Theater ( Visit Site )

The construction of São João National Theater was started in 1794. The theater came to shape between 1796 and 1798, as well named to São João (St John) in honor of Prince-regent João. It was destroyed by a fire in 1908 and then reconstructed in 1911. Initially it was dedicated to opera and theatre, but it became a cinema house in 1932.

Address: Praça da Batalha 4000-102 Sé, Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 223 401 900

Rivoli Theater (Portugal) ( Wikipedia )

A municipal theater in Oporto was built in 1913 as a new theater called Teatro Nacional. After years of alternations, the new Rivoli Theater appeared in 1923. The building was remodeled to cinema, and also hosted opera, dance, theater and music programs. In 2012, the theater was handed over to the City Council of Oporto, and is managed by a private theater company.

Address: Praça Dom João I 4000 Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 223 392 200

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A number of movie theatres in Oporto screen films in English with Portuguese subtitles. Most of them are located in shopping arcades with a few acting as a cinema as well as concert venue. If you are a film buff, leave Hollywood movies aside for a while and spend some time enjoying good quality Portuguese cinema too!

UCI Arrábida 20 ( Visit Site )

  • 20-screen cinema

Address: Arrabida Shopping, Praceta Henrique Moreira 244 - Afurada, Vila Nova de Gaia 50033, Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 707 232 221

ZON Lusomundo GaiaShopping

  • 9-screen cinema

Address: C.C. GaiaShopping Avenida dos Descobrimentos, 549, 4400 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Tel.: +351 16996

ZON Lusomundo NorteShopping

  • 8-screen cinema

Address: C.C. NorteShopping, Rua Sara Afonso 105 a 107 Loja 117, 4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Tel.: +351 16996

ZON Lusomundo Dolce Vita Porto

  • 7-screen cinema

Address: C.C. Dolce Vita Porto, Rua dos Campeões Europeus, 28-198, 4350 Oporto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 16996

ZON Lusomundo Parque Nascente

  • 12-screen cinema

Address: C.C. Parque Nascente, Estrada Exterior da Circunvalação nº 35 - loja 517 4435 Rio Tinto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 16996

ZON Lusomundo Mar Shopping

  • 7-screen cinema

Address: C.C. Mar Shopping, Av. Óscar Lopes - Leça da Palmeira, 4450-745 Matosinhos, Portugal
Tel.: +351 16996

ZON Lusomundo MaiaShopping

  • 5-screen cinema

Address: C.C. Maiashopping, Lugar de Ardegães 4425 Maia, Portugal
Tel.:+351 16996

Vivacine Maia ( Visit Site )

Address: Vivacine Maia, Centro Comercial Vivaci Maia, 4470-605 Moreira - Maia, Portugal
Tel.:+351 229 471 518