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One of the most picturesque cities in the world, Rio has been the setting of several movies. To name a few, Ginger met Fred while Flying Down to Rio, Bette Davis came here to find true love at Now, Voyager, James Bond escaped from evil Jaws in Moonraker, and Joe Carioca showed Donald Duck how to have some fun in The Three Caballeros...

Carmem Miranda is the best ambassador the Marvelous City could have ever dreamed of. Her deliciously naive movies immortalized her charisma, and unique style of dancing, singing, and, of course, the fabulous accessories - still cherished in Brazil and abroad. Stop by Carmem Miranda's Museum at the Flamengo Reclaim - you may even adopt a bracelet, or something.

Rio has a strong cinema tradition, and it is probably the largest movie center in Latin America. Most good quality domestic films are either produced or shot in Rio. From the golden Atlântida comedies of the 50's, to the Cinema Novo in the 60's, to musicals and family comedies by Os Trapalhões in the 70's, Rio always seems to find new paths for the Brazilian movie industry. In the latest years several Brazilian productions were nominated for the Oscar.

At the movie theaters films are usually shown in the original language, with Portuguese subtitles. Cartoons and family movies may be dubbed to Portuguese. South Side neighborhoods like Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana have street movie theaters. The most traditional theaters in Rio are in the downtown area, around the Cinelandia Square. Cine Iris on Rua da Carioca is also a classical gem, leading a curious double life since it was discovered by party promoters. During the day they show low quality hard-core double features, and on weekend nights it is home to popular rave parties. You will find multiplexes at major malls in Barra, São Conrado and Botafogo. If a huge bucket of popcorn must be part of your movie experience, go to one of these.

Count on a good selection of American and European films, in addition to a few domestic movies. Major US productions sometimes start showing in Rio before they arrive in Europe. You will find classical and cult movies playing at Estação movie theaters around they city. Keep an eye for Rio de Janeiro's yearly movie festival, featuring over 300 attractions from around the world. The Friday supplements of O Globo, Jornal do Brasil, and Veja Rio are a great source of current information.


Cândido Mendes Ipanema Rua Joana Angélica, 63
2267-7299
Estação Ipanema Ipanema Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 605
3221-9221
Laura Alvim Ipanema Av. Vieira Souto, 176
2267-1647
Espaço Leblon Leblon Rua Conde de Bernardotte 26/101
2511-8857
Leblon Leblon Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 391
3221-9292
Novo Jóia Copa Av. Copacabana, 680
3221-9221
Roxy Copa Av. Copacabana, 945
3221-9292
Inst. Moreira Salles Gávea Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476
3284-7400
Estação Paissandu Flamengo Rua Senador Vergueiro, 35
3221-9221
Cinemark Botafogo Botafogo Praia de Botafogo, 400
2237-9484
Estação Botafogo Botafogo Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 88
3221-9221
Espaço Unibanco Botafogo Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 35
3221-9221
Rio Sul Botafogo Rua Lauro Müller, 116 - 401
3221-9292
Estação Museu Catete Rua do Catete, 153
3826-7984
São Luiz Catete Rua do Catete, 307
3221-9221
Odeon BR Cinelândia Praça Mahatma Ghandi, 5
3221-9221
Banco do Brasil Downtown Rua Primeiro de Março, 66
3808-2020
Palácio Downtown Rua do Passeio, 40
3221-9292
Art Fashion Mall São Conrado Estrada da Gávea, 889
3221-9222
Fashion Mall São Conrado Estrada da Gávea, 899
3221-9221
Barra Point (2) Barra Av. Armando Lombardi, 350
3221-9221
Cinemark Barra Barra Av. das Américas, 500
2494-5004
New York (UCI) Barra Av. das Américas 5000
3432-4840
Rio Design Barra Barra Av. das Américas, 7777
3438-7590
Via Parque (6) Barra Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000
3221-9292
 
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