Movie theaters in the Netherlands

There are 137 movie theaters and 31 arthouse cinemas in the Netherlands, with a total of ca. 675 screens,[1] in addition to 79 small arthouse cinemas and a number of adult movie theaters. The main movie theater chains in the Netherlands are Pathé, VUE and Kinepolis.

Tuschinski front
Theater Tuschinski in Amsterdam
Rialto Amsterdam
Rialto in Amsterdam


Pathé Theatres B.V. is part of the EuroPalaces movie theater chain with 75 movie theaters with 730 screens (2004), mainly in France, which in turn is part of Pathé. Pathé Theatres B.V. operates a chain of theaters (most multiplex) in the Netherlands:

  • Pathé Amersfoort in Amersfoort (8 screens)
  • Pathé Arena in Amsterdam (14 screens)
  • Pathé City in Amsterdam (7 screens)
  • Pathé de Munt in Amsterdam (13 screens)
  • Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam (6 screens)
  • Pathé Rembrandt Arnhem in Arnhem (5 screens)
  • Pathé Breda in Breda (7 screens)
  • Pathé Delft in Delft (7 screens)
  • Pathé Buitenhof in The Hague (6 screens)
  • Pathé Scheveningen in The Hague (8 screens)
  • Pathé Spuimarkt in The Hague (9 screens)
  • Pathé Eindhoven in Eindhoven (8 screens)
  • Pathé Groningen in Groningen (9 screens)
  • Pathé Haarlem in Haarlem (8 screens)
  • Pathé Helmond in Helmond (5 screens)
  • Pathé Maastricht in Maastricht (6 screens)
  • Pathé de Kuip in Rotterdam (14 screens)
  • Pathé Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (7 screens)
  • Pathé Tilburg in Tilburg (7 screens)
  • Pathé Rembrandt Utrecht in Utrecht (3 screens)
  • Pathé Zaandam in Zaandam (6 screens)
  • Pathé De Kroon in Zwolle (4 screens)

The largest theaters are Pathé de Munt in the center of Amsterdam (13 screens), Pathé Arena in Amsterdam-Zuidoost (14 screens), and Pathé de Kuip in Rotterdam (14 screens). A Wolff theater with 18 screens will arise in Utrecht, at the Jaarbeurs-side (westside) of Utrecht Centraal railway station. Using Wolff's definition of a megaplex theater, one having 16 or more screens, it will be the first one in the Netherlands.

Pathé sells the Pathé Unlimited Card (PUC) for unlimited entrance to regular showings at all its Dutch theaters for €21 per month (or €29,50 per month including 3D, 4DX, Dolby Cinema and IMAX). The Cineville Pass allows unlimited entrance to regular and most of the special showings at about 40 independent movie theaters in the Netherlands, in Alkmaar, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Castricum, Den Haag, Deventer, Dordrecht, Groningen, Haarlem, Hilversum, Leiden, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Schiedam, Utrecht, Wageningen and Zwolle for €21 per month (and a discounted rate of €17,50 for those under 30) .[2] Some Pathé theaters and independent cinema's offer live broadcasting of operas and some concerts. Admission prices are two or three times the regular ones.


There are also seven IMAX theaters in the Netherlands, six of which belong to Pathé.

  • Omniversum, The Hague - IMAX Dome
  • Pathé Arena, Amsterdam - IMAX Laser 3D
  • Pathé Eindhoven, Eindhoven - IMAX Digital 3D
  • Pathé Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam - IMAX Laser 3D
  • Pathé Spuimarkt, The Hague - IMAX Laser 3D
  • Pathé Tilburg, Tilburg - IMAX Digital 3D
  • Pathé Arnhem, Arnhem - IMAX Digital 3D

Table of movie theaters in the Netherlands

Town Municipality Province Theaters with number of screens[3]
's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch North Brabant
Alblasserdam Alblasserdam South Holland
Alkmaar Alkmaar North Holland
Almere Almere Flevoland
Alphen aan den Rijn Alphen aan den Rijn South Holland
Amersfoort Amersfoort Utrecht
Amstelveen Amstelveen North Holland
Amsterdam Amsterdam North Holland De Balie 1,[4] Cavia 1,[4] Cinecenter 4, EYE 2, City 7. Het Ketelhuis 3, Kriterion 3, Melkweg 1, The Movies 4, Pathé ArenA 14, Pathé De Munt 13, Pathé Tuschinski 6, Rialto 3, Smart Cinema 2, Studio K 2, Tropentheater 1,[4] De Uitkijk 1
Apeldoorn Apeldoorn Gelderland Vue Apeldoorn 7
Arnhem Arnhem Gelderland Pathé Rembrandt Arnhem 5
Assen Assen Drenthe
Bergen (NH) Bergen (NH) North Holland
Bergen op Zoom Bergen op Zoom North Brabant
Best Best, North Brabant North Brabant
Beverwijk Beverwijk North Holland Cineworld
Breda Breda North Brabant Pathé Breda 7
Castricum Castricum North Holland Corso
Delft Delft South Holland Pathé Delft 7, Filmhuis Lumen
Den Burg Texel North Holland
Den Helder Den Helder North Holland
Deventer Deventer Overijssel Luxor[5]
Doetinchem Doetinchem Gelderland Cinecity
Dordrecht Dordrecht South Holland The Movies
Drachten Smallingerland Friesland
Dronten Dronten Flevoland
Echt Echt-Susteren Limburg
Ede Ede Gelderland
Eindhoven Eindhoven North Brabant Pathé Eindhoven 8, JT Eindhoven 8, Natlab by Plaza Futura 6, Service Bioscoop Zien 5, De Zwarte Doos 1 (University Cinema)
Emmeloord Noordoostpolder Flevoland
Emmen Emmen Drenthe Utopolis 7[6]
Enschede Enschede Overijssel CineStar[7]
Geertruidenberg Geertruidenberg North Brabant
Geleen Sittard-Geleen Limburg
Goes Goes Zeeland
Gorinchem Gorinchem South Holland
Gouda Gouda South Holland
Groningen Groningen (municipality) Groningen Megabioscoop MustSee Euroborg 10 (impressie mustsee),[8] Images 3, Pathé 9
Haarlem Haarlem North Holland Brinkmann 5, Filmschuur 2, Palace 1
Hardenberg Hardenberg Overijssel
Harderwijk Harderwijk Gelderland
Heerenveen Heerenveen Friesland
Heerhugowaard Heerhugowaard North Holland
Heerlen Heerlen Limburg Royal Theater, Filmhuis De Spiegel, H5 theaters
Hellevoetsluis Hellevoetsluis South Holland
Helmond Helmond North Brabant Pathé Helmond 5
Hengelo Hengelo Overijssel Cinema Hengelo[9]
Hilversum Hilversum North Holland
Hoofddorp Haarlemmermeer North Holland
Hoogeveen Hoogeveen Drenthe Luxor[10]
Hoogezand-Sappemeer Hoogezand-Sappemeer Groningen
Hoorn Hoorn North Holland
Houten Houten Utrecht
Huizen Huizen North Holland
Hulst Hulst Zeeland
Kampen Kampen, Overijssel Overijssel
Klazienaveen Emmen Drenthe
Leeuwarden Leeuwarden Friesland
Leiden Leiden South Holland Trianon, Lido/Studio, Kijkhuis
Lelystad Lelystad Flevoland
Lisse Lisse South Holland
Maastricht Maastricht Limburg
Malden Heumen Gelderland
Meppel Meppel Drenthe Luxor[11]
Middelburg Middelburg Zeeland
Naaldwijk Westland South Holland
Nieuwegein Nieuwegein Utrecht
Nijmegen Nijmegen Gelderland
Oostburg Sluis Zeeland
Oosterhout Oosterhout North Brabant
Oss Oss North Brabant
Oudenbosch Halderberge North Brabant
Panningen Peel en Maas Limburg
Purmerend Purmerend North Holland
Reuver Beesel Limburg
Roermond Roermond Limburg Foroxity 7
Roosendaal Roosendaal North Brabant
Rotterdam Rotterdam South Holland Cinerama 7, Lantaren/Venster 5, Pathé De Kuip 14, Pathé Schouwburgplein 7, WORM 1
Schagen Schagen North Holland
Schiedam Schiedam South Holland
Schijndel Schijndel North Brabant
Sittard Sittard-Geleen Limburg Foroxity 8
Sneek Súdwest-Fryslân Friesland
Spijkenisse Spijkenisse South Holland
Stadskanaal Stadskanaal Groningen
Steenwijk Steenwijkerland Overijssel
Terneuzen Terneuzen Zeeland
The Hague The Hague South Holland Filmhuis, Omniversum, Pathé Buitenhof 6, Pathé Scheveningen 8, Pathé Spuimarkt 9
Tiel Tiel Gelderland
Tilburg Tilburg North Brabant Pathé Tilburg 7
Uden Uden North Brabant
Utrecht Utrecht (municipality) Utrecht 't Hoogt, Catharijne, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Pathé Rembrandt 3, City, CineMec Sterrenkijker
Veenendaal Veenendaal Utrecht
Veldhoven Veldhoven North Brabant
Venray Venray Limburg
Vlissingen Vlissingen Zeeland CineCity[12]
Voorschoten Voorschoten South Holland
Waalwijk Waalwijk North Brabant
Wageningen Wageningen Gelderland
Weert Weert Limburg Gotcha! Cinema 5
Weesp Weesp North Holland Filmhuis Weesp 1
Wijchen Wijchen Gelderland Cinema Roma 3
Wijk bij Duurstede Wijk bij Duurstede Utrecht Calypso Theater 1
Winschoten Oldambt (municipality) Groningen Cultuurhuis de Klinker 1
Winterswijk Winterswijk Gelderland Service Theater Skopein 3
Woerden Woerden Utrecht AnnexCinema 4
Zaandam Zaanstad North Holland Pathé Zaandam 6, Filmfabriek De Fabriek 2
Zaltbommel Zaltbommel Gelderland Filmtheater Cinemaarten 1
Zandvoort Zandvoort North Holland Cinema Circus 1
Zeist Zeist Utrecht Figi 4
Zevenaar Zevenaar Gelderland Movie Unlimited 3[13], Filmhuis Zevenaar 1
Zierikzee Zierikzee Sealand Filmtheater Zierikzee 1
Zoetermeer Zoetermeer South Holland Kinepolis Zoetermeer 8, Stadstheater Zoetermeer 1
Zutphen Zutphen Gelderland Luxor Theater 1, Cinemajestic 4
Zwolle Zwolle Overijssel Pathé Zwolle 9 (Dolby Atmos), Filmtheater Fraterhuis 2

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ See table 1 in dit document. This includes movie theatres with a TV-sized screen.
  2. ^ Cineville
  3. ^ Not complete.
  4. ^ a b c Screenings not every day.
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Adult movie theater

An adult movie theatre is a euphemistic term for a movie theatre specifically designed for the exhibition of pornographic films.

Adult movie theatres show pornographic films primarily for either a respectively heterosexual or homosexual audience. For the patrons, rules are generally less strict regarding partial- or full-nudity and public masturbation or sex, and such behavior may be condoned explicitly or otherwise by the management. Such behavior may or may not be legal, and if not, may or may not be overlooked by local law enforcement. Certain theaters may also include a stripshow or sex show between films, or other sex industry services.

Before the VCR and, later, the Internet, a movie theatre or cinema house was often the only location where people could see hardcore erotic films. The spread of home videos has led to a drastic reduction in the number of adult theatres.

Cinerama (Rotterdam)

Cinerama is a cinema in central Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It started in 1960 and was rebuilt in the 1980s. It has seven screens and is owned by the Kinepolis group.The cinema screens both arthouse and mainstream films. It also hosts a variety of festival screenings such as Arab Cinema, IFFR and the Wildlife film festival.

Rialto (theater)

Rialto is a cinema at Ceintuurbaan in the De Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam.

Rialto exhibits quality, innovative films from film directors from all corners of the world for a wide, diverse public. Rialto is the premier theatre for the film distributors "EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Contact Film, Cinemien and Park Junior and regularly organizes festivals and special events, such as readings, discussions and introductions to shown films. More than fifty volunteers work at the theatre. The biennial CinemAsia film festival is also held there.

The building that Rialto occupies was built in 1920 and was designed by the architect Jan van Schaik commissioned by film enthusiast Anton Pieter du Mée. Since 1982 the theatre has been in use by the Stichting Amsterdams Filmhuis. The theatre holds three halls and is next to a cafe.

Railto participates in a partnership with Cineville.

Roy Julen

Roy Julen (born May, 1976) is a Dutch tap dancer, actor, and choreographer of Surinamese origin.


De Toneelschuur is a theater in Haarlem, Netherlands.

The building has two theaters and two movie theaters. In the latter more alternative movies are shown (no Hollywood blockbusters). The name Filmschuur is often used to indicate the movie theaters.

From 1998 to 2003 the current building of the theater at the Lange Begijnestraat 9 was renovated as part of the Appelaar plan. The new design of the building was made by Joost Swarte, a Dutch cartoonist, in 1996. It was the first time in the Netherlands that a building was designed by a cartoonist. Joost Swarte was assisted by Mecanoo, an architecture bureau.

Before 2003 the theater was located at Smedestraat 23.

The manager of the Toneelschuur is Frans Lommerse.


Pathé Tuschinski, originally Theater Tuschinski, is a movie theater in the Netherlands in Amsterdam commissioned by Abraham Icek Tuschinski in 1921 at a cost of 4 million guilders. The interior and exterior are a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium hosts many premieres of Dutch films. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.

The building contains Asian influences while the lobby was designed in a way to offer theatergoers the feeling that they are stepping into an illusion . The Tuschinski's main auditorium has served as both a movie theater and a live performance space since its opening. In addition to a film screen, it also contains a stage and an organ.

When it first opened, the theater contained electro-technical features, then considered revolutionary. Its unique heating and ventilation system kept the temperature even throughout the building. In 1940 a Wurlitzer- Strunk theatre organ was installed, consecutively to a Wurlitzer model 160.

During the Second World War (1940–1945) the theatre was given the name 'Tivoli'.

Between 1998 and 2002, the theater was renovated in its original style. It was also expanded, with a new, more modern wing that connects to the original building via a corridor. The new wing added three extra auditoriums to the Tuschinski.


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