The main cinema is right in the centre of Kos Town itself, close to the Main Square. The ‘inside’ cinema operates during the winter months, right up untill it starts to get warm enough to sit out and enjoy a film by moonlight.
The cinema itself, has been re-vamped in recent years, has a good sound system, screen and seating areas. There is also a snack bar, offering popcorn, crisps, chocolate and refreshments.
Tickets can be bought outside the cinema, usually about half an hour before a film is due to start. You will find notice boards advertising what is on daily, and the times (and the language the film is playing in, most of the films are in English with Greek subtitles), next door on the wall, with details of the films that are coming soon…….
Once those hot summer nights hit Greece, then the the Open Air Cinema takes over. Although, the main cinema is still sometimes used for dance shows, special featured films, and theatre productions during the summer months.
The outside cinema is sill in walking distance of the Town. Your best bet is to follow the harbour road as if you are going to the Marina, look for a kiosk and it is literally behind it. If you’ve reached the Marina, you’ve gone too far!
Again, the times vary, and what’s on is displayed outside. You can obtain tickets about half an hour before hand. Remember your mosquito spray though, and the chairs obviously aren’t quite as comfy as the indoor one. Snacks and refreshments are also available.
Although, there is the noise of the traffic, and the crickets chirpping, it really is a wonderful experience to watch a film outside, in the moonlight, cooling down from a day at the beach, or a busy day sight-seeing.