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Kino Tapiola is a movie theater showing Hollywood movies, Finnish films and some lesser known movies. The movie theater went through a renovation and is suitable for different occasions such as parties and business conferences.
Finnkino Omena situates in the Iso Omena shopping center in Espoo. Finnkino Omena's entry is on the Markkinakatu street and the customers can use the movie theater and the garage when the shopping center is closed. Finnkino Omena shows Hollywood blockbusters, Finnish movies and some classics.
Tennispalatsi is situated right next to Helsinki's main bus station, in an indoor tennis complex built in 1938 for the Helsinki Summer Olympics. The 14 screens, each with a THX rating, show mostly mainstream films. Screen 1 is the biggest in Northern Europe. The box office opens every day at 10a. In addition to the film theater, the building also houses several restaurants, snack bars and stands, a café, the Museum of Culture and the Helsinki City Art Museum.
Orion belongs to the Finnish Film Archives and is located a short walk away from the city center. The theater's gorgeous old-fashioned décor and unbelievably soft, wide seats have made it a movie buffs' Mecca. Another reason for Orion's popularity is of course the great variety of classic films it screens. The theater has three seasons (autumn, spring and summer) each with a different program. Every season sees a variety of film series, for instance by the same director or with the same theme. Orion usually screens three films a day. Information on the daily screenings can be obtained from the webpages of the Finnish Film Archives, in Helsingin Sanomat and at the theater. To see a film you need to have a house ticket, valid for six months. The cinema has no snack stand. The box office opens half an hour before the first screening.
Andorra is perhaps Helsinki's coolest cinema, situated right across the street from the popular gay bar Con Hombres, and right next to the extremely hip Corona bar, which is partly owned by the Finnish cult film director Aki Kaurismäki. Several hip Finnish writers, cool actors, and rock stars hang out at Corona. Andorra specializes in the more unusual mainstream movies, for example black comedies, which fit the atmosphere of the place perfectly.
Kinopalatsi is a three-storey, 10-screen multiplex. It is right in the middle of Helsinki, so it is very easy to get to by tram, bus or train, or on foot. All the screens have THX sound systems and different décors. The lobby is magnificent, shimmering with light and metal. The films shown at Kinopalatsi are mostly of the American mainstream variety. The theatre contains various snack stands and games. You can find discounts on tickets on weekday afternoons.
Bristol, situated in an extremely central location in Helsinki, has been one of the city's most popular cinemas for a long time. Bristol was the first Finnish cinema to receive the THX rating. This, along with the huge screen and extremely comfy seats, has made Bristol a movie goers' favorite. This is the cinema to go to for big screen spectaculars. Renovations to the cinema ended in August 1998, and involved adding more comfortable seats with more leg space, tearing down the smaller number two theater to make way for an extension of the big THX theater, the refurbishment of the lobby and moving the ticket booth to the covered courtyard. Though new THX theaters have been built in the city, and many cinemas have modern, comfortable seats, Bristol continues to be a highly popular, audience-friendly cinema. The new lobby sports a very cool refreshment stand. The ticket booth opens one hour before the first screening.