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Splendid Palace

Cinema "Splendid Palace" bill features auteur, art house films, festival favourites from Europe and other world regions.

Cinema "Splendid Palace” (renamed from "Kino Rīga" in September 2011) is located in a unique building at 61 Elizabetes iela; the cinema has won many filmgoers' hearts since opening in 1923. "Splendid Palace" was the first cinema in the Baltics to screen sound films.

Today, visitors can enjoy watching films in an architectural monument of national importance - it is the first ferro concrete building in Riga, designed by architect Frīdrihs Skujiņš. The building was designed in Rococo style, which makes every visit to the cinema a memorable event. Visitors are also recommended to have a close look at wall and ceiling paintings by Hermanis Grīnbergs and sculptures by Rihards Maurs and Jēkabs Legzdiņš.

The cinema offers films from various film festival programmes, as well as special film days and - in co-operation with foreign embassies and culture centres - retrospectives of notable film classics' works. Film programme "Berliniale", Nordic, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Kazakh, Japanese film days are just a few of the events organized at the cinema. "Splendid Palace" also houses regular film club screenings.

The cinema offers live broadcasts of concerts and opera and ballet performances, as well as recordings from world's best opera houses and festivals, such as La Scala, Liceu, Salzburg Festival and other cultural events - concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions. In the future, the cinema plans to organise more educational programmes targeted at younger audiences.

Saistītie pasākumi

19 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Live broadcast of opera Don Carlos from Paris

19 Oct
On October 19, at the large hall of the Splendid Palace cinema theater, music lovers will have the opportunity to see a live broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Don Carlos from Paris. Main roles: Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Ildar Abdrazakov, Ludovic Tezier.

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26 Oct

Cinema

Premier of centennial film The Wounded Rider

26 Oct
The full-length documentary The Wounded Rider is based on facts from the life of the sculptor Kārlis Zāle and documents on the construction of the Freedom Monument, providing insight in the political and social scene of the age and presenting outstanding figures in the culture and art scene together with the ideals of that time.

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16 Nov

Cinema

François Ozon 50! Honorary screening, birthday party and premiere of "The Double Lover" in Latvia

16 Nov
The producer who plays around the identity of a man and a woman in all his movies this time offers a slightly extreme love story. Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

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18 Nov

Cinema

Premier of centennial film - Eight Stars

18 Nov
On November 18, 2017, the national premier of director Askolds Saulītis' documentary film Eight Stars will take place. Scriptwriters Askolds Saulītis and Dainis Īvāns, cinematographer Andrejs Verhoustinskis, original music by Jānis Brunovskis, producer Bruno Aščuks.

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07 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Live broadcast of opera Andrea Chenier from La Scala

07 Dec
The opening of the La Scala opera theater's new season live from Milan - a performance of Andrea Chenier, featuring Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko.

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28 Dec

Cinema

Splendid Palace celebrates birthday with special film screening - Sunset Boulevard

28 Dec
On the cinema theater's birthday, Splendid Palace will feature a special screening of the remastered version of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard.

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