The history of Argentine cinema started in Buenos Aires, with the first film shown in July 1896. Cinemagoing is very popular in Buenos Aires, and most of the cinema houses are located in shopping malls and multi-screen complexes. Some of the leading cinema chains are Hoyts, Showcase, Cinemark, Village, Atlas, Multiplex and Monumental. English films are shown with Spanish subtitles. For the latest information on cinemas visit Cines Argentinos site.
Buenos Aires is a popular location for international film shoots. The city hosts the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) every year. The city also hosts various festivals related to films, such as Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre.
Buenos Aires has around 280 theatres, making it a city with a maximum number of theatres in the world. It is called "World's Capital of Theatre", the best city for performing arts. The theatres show everything from opera, musicals, ballet, circus to comedy.
The Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón), with grand architecture and a state-of-the-art sound system, makes it one of the most impressive theatres. Reopened in 2010, the theatre is the prime venue for opera, ballet, and classical music in Buenos Aires.Address: Cerrito 628, C1010 CABA, Argentina
Teatro Nacional de Cervantes is the national stage theatre in Buenos Aires. Located on Córdoba Avenue, it contains three stages namely the María Guerrero Salon, the Guerrero Salon and the Orestes Caviglia Salon.Address: Libertad 815 - C1012AAQ Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Argentine Republic
The Teatro General San Martín (General San Martín Theatre) is a major public theatre located on Corrientes Avenue. It provides venues for performances, film and art exhibitions.Address: C1042AAO, Av. Corrientes 1530, C1042 AAO, Buenos Aires, Argentina