Florence has a new cinema and social space to relax and have a drink or some food with friends. That’s the gorgeous<strong> Spazio Alfieri</strong>, a cinema built in the 1970s and just reopened to the public after seven years of closure. The movie theatre is adorned with new seating and modern equipment, but it’s much more than a movie theatre.
Featuring space for movie screenings (usually independent rather than commercial), theatrical productions, concerts, and even a bistro serving up local dishes, the Spazio Alfieri is a beacon in preserving the fine arts in a time where financial difficulties in Italy have led to many Florentine cinemas and theaters to be shut down and sold off for other purposes – such as hosting the Hard Rock Cafe in Piazza della Reppublica or becoming luxury condos.
Open from 17.00 to 01.00 every day of the week, Spazio Alfieri cinema can be found at Via dell’Ulivo, 6 in the Santa Croce neighborhood.