European Cinema Night

16-20 November 2020


This year 65 Europa Cinemas members across Europe will be taking part in the European Cinema Night from 16th to 20th November to celebrate together the richness of the European film culture.

European Cinema Night

Creative Europe MEDIA, in collaboration with Europa Cinemas, is organising the third edition of a unique outreach event with the objective of bringing Europe closer to citizens, while celebrating together the richness of European film culture. The European Cinema Night will take place in 65 cities across Europe and will reach approximately 10,000 people.

In 2018 and 2019, European Cinema Night events took place respectively in 34 and 54 Europa Cinemas member theatres in all countries of the European Union. MEDIA-supported films from over 30 different nationalities were successfully presented to audiences all over Europe, with the participation of renowned directors such as Nanni Moretti, Benedikt Erlingsson, Adina Pintilie, Teona Strugar Mitevska, etc.

In 2020, in this unprecedented year, the European Cinema Night will offer more than ever a great opportunity to highlight the essential role of cinemas in the circulation and visibility of European films, attract audiences to celebrate the richness and cultural diversity of European cinema, raise public awareness of how MEDIA supports Europe’s film industry and culture as well as film theatres.

This year, due to the current crisis, not only physical screenings at the cinemas will be proposed, but exceptionally as well virtual screenings via online platforms, if the cinema is currently closed.

Each cinema participating in the European Cinema Night will choose and screen a European non national MEDIA-supported film with free admission and create a debate around the movie and the European Commission’s support for the film.

Altogether 45 different MEDIA-supported films have been chosen by the exhibitors this year, according to their knowledge of their audiences, which embody the richness and diversity of the European audiovisual landscape. 

This event is part of the European Commission “going local” communication campaign, which shows citizens how European policy is linked to their lives – in this case to the emotions they feel at cinemas – and how by attending a locally-grounded event they can be part of a globally-connected experience across Europe. By connecting cinemagoers in numerous cities across Europe, the ECN aims to strengthen their shared European identity rooted in our cultural diversity and values, hence bringing EU policies closer to their everyday lives.


2020 European Cinema Night film theatres:



Vienna, Burg Kino See event 



Brussels, Galeries See event

Charleroi, Quai10 See event



Sofia, G8 See event

Kavarna, Cinema Petar Slabakov See event

Plovdiv, Lucky Cinema Home See event



Osijek, Kino Urania See event

Varazdin, Kino Gaj See event

Zagreb, Art-kino Metropolis See event


Czech Republic

Prague, Svetozor/Bio Oko See event

Semily, Kino JitÅ™enka Semily See event



Copenhagen, Grand Teatret See event

Gentofte, Gentofte Kino See event

Aarhus, Ost for Paradis See event



Tallinn, Kino Artis See event

Tartu, Tartu Elektriteater See event



Helsinki, Cinema Orion See event

Tampere, Arthouse Cinema Niagara See event



Caen, Lux See event

Montreuil, Le Méliès See event

Bayonne, Cinéma Atalante See event

Rennes, Arvor See event



Hamburg, Zeise Kino See event



Athens, Astor See event

Veria, Cinestar See event

Thessaloniki, Olympion See event



Budapest, Budapest Film - Puskin See event



Cork, Triskel Christchurch See event

Access CINEMA See event



Milan, Cinema Mexico See event

Bologna, Cinema Lumière See event

Perugia, Postmodernissimo See event

Rome, Cinema Farnese See event



Riga, Kino Bize See event



Vilnius, Kino Pasaka See event

Kaunas Kauno kino centras 'Romuva' See event



Luxembourg, Utopia See event



Valletta, Spazju Kreattiv See event

St Julian, Eden Cinemas See event


The Netherlands

Amsterdam, EYE See event

La Haye, Filmhuis den Haag See event

Nimègue, Lux See event

Rotterdam, KINO See event



Gdynia, Gdynia Film Center See event

Kielce, Kino Fenomen See event

Lodz, Charlie See event

Warsaw, Kino Elektronik See event



Lisbon, Cinema City Alvalade See event

Porto, Cinema Trindade See event



Bucharest, Cinema Elvire Popesco See event

Iasi, Cinema Ateneu See event

Cluj-Napoca, Cinema Victoria See event



Domzale, Mestni Kino Domzale See event

Ljubljana, Kinodvor See event



Bratislava, Kino Film Europe See event

Trencin, Artkino Metro Trencin See event



Madrid, Cines Verdi See event

San Sebastian, Principe See event

Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona), Cinebaix See event

Valencia, Cines Babel See event



Boras, Borås Bio Röda Kvarn See event

Norrkopping, Cnema See event

Stockholm, Capitol See event


United Kingdom

London, Phoenix Cinema See event

Belfast, Queen's Film Theatre See event