Standing on Gran Vía avenue, in the city centre, Capitol Cinema is one of Madrid’s oldest and most emblematic cinemas. Built in 1933, it is housed within the Carrión Building, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) and a symbol of the architecture of Madrid in the 1930s.
With a combination of Expressionism and Art Deco, and materials such as marble and granite, the building’s 14 floors are divided between the Hotel Vincci and the cinema. Adorned by the famous neon lights of the Schweppes sign, the upper terrace of the building offers views of the Gran Via avenue and the Madrid de los Austrias (Hapsburg Madrid).
Capitol Cinema has 3 screening rooms. The main Hall, laid out as a classic theatre of the 1920s, has 1360 seats and two amphitheatres. On the ground floor, halls 2 and 3 are more modern and functional and can seat 200 people. Also of note are the entrance lobby and the spiral staircase.
Its timeless neon lights, so reminiscent of a classic cinema, contrast with the striking LED screens on its façade which, together with the Schweppes advertisement that we have already mentioned, continue to illuminate the Gran Vía avenue that is home to movies and shows.
Conditions and availability
Flexible times subject to normal uses.
Filming preferred outside of opening times: mornings
Possibility of filming at night with extra costs.
Fees are adjusted to each project.
Features and facilities
Aparcamiento con accesos a pie de calle para entradas de material (por calle Jacometrezo).
Loading and unloading times are restricted.
Available supplies: Electric Light.
Extra spaces are available for production.
Suitable for direct sound.
Difficult for shooting with direct sound.
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