Cinema Halls in Kyoto

Cinema is a great way to be entertained. Since its birth in the late 1900 (made possible by the Lumiere brothers), cinema has become the favorite pastime of millions of people.

The world of cinema owes a lot to the genius directors like Jean Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells, Francois Truffaut and countless others. In fact the medium of cinema is now so rich that filmic genres like the French New Wave, Neo-Realism have found their place in dictionaries around the world. Japanese directors like Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu have contributed to the cause of cinema in great ways. They are not only considered as master directors in Japan alone; but to other parts of the world as well. The cinema halls in Kyoto are a great way to watch films by these master directors.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon is one film that has remained one of the greatest movies of all times. People still rush to cinema halls to see this brilliant film. If you get the opportunity to watch it in the cinema halls of Kyoto, grab a ticket at once.

Yasujiro Ozu on the other hand is another renowned Japanese filmmaker. His famous films are countless. Some of them are:

- Sanma no aji (1962) [Internationally known as:An Autumn Afternoon (USA) or The Widower (USA)]

- Kohayagawa-ke no aki (1961) [Internationally known as: Autumn for the Kohayagawa Family (literal English title), Early Autumn, The End of Summer (International: English title)]

- Akibiyori (1960) [ Internationally known as: Late Autumn (USA) ]

- Ukigusa (1959) [Internationally known as: Drifting Weeds, Floating Weeds (USA)]

It is hardly surprising that with such a rich cinematic culture, Japan will have cinema halls in abundance. Considered as the cultural capital of Japan, cinema halls in Kyoto screen some of the greatest films by the Japanese directors.

After a day full of sightseeing activity, you can relax while watching films. The cinema halls in Kyoto not only screen Japanese films, but after globalization Hollywood films dominate the halls.

Some of the famous cinema halls in Kyoto are:

- Kyogoku Toho
- Mimatsu Gekijo
- Movix Kyoto
- Scalaza
- Toho Koraku

These above mentioned halls are located near to Hankyu Kawaramachi & Sanjo Keihan stations.

Other halls located in the vicinity of Kintetsu Toji station are:

- Kyoto Minami Kaikan
- Kyoto Prefecture
- Fukuchiyama Toho Scalaza
- Maizuru Yachiyo

If you are visiting this great city, do not forget to experience watching films inside a Kyoto hall.
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