Cineteca Matadero (Madrid, Spain)


Spanish architects Josemaria de Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo transformed a former Madrilenian slaughterhouse into an arts complex, the Matadero. Inside lies the Cineteca, a movie theatre devoted solely to documentary cinema.

The premiere screen (pictured above), the Sala Azcona, is named after the famous screenplay writer from Logroño in the North of Spain.The theatre is like being inside a basket. The walls are made from old irrigation hoses and steel tubing and lit underneath with LED lighting.


The building alone is an architectural triumph but the black velvet seats are so comfortable that it would be rude not to stay for a movie!

Tickets start at just €3.50 and you can book online here.

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