Caribbean Cinemas opens its doors to locals
Posted On June 19, 2021
Caribbeans have been enjoying some of the best local cinema experiences in recent times, but this week, a new cinema chain is set to open its doors in the region.
The first cinema in Caribbeans capital city, Bogota, opens its gates to the public in just over two weeks.
The first Caribboan cinema in the world to open in the capital of a foreign country is set for the end of May.
The Cinema Vida Caribba will open in a brand new location in the heart of the city.
The new cinema will feature three screens of films including the classic ‘The Mummy’ and ‘The Return of the King’, while a second screen will feature ‘Dancing on the Moon’ and a third screen will include ‘Duck Soup’.
The cinema, which will also be able to accommodate smaller groups, will be open from April to October.
The new cinema is set in the Old Town of Bogota on the edge of the Carabbean, just five minutes by car from the city centre.
The Old Town is a city renowned for its colonial architecture and its proximity to the capital.
Cinema Vida’s marketing campaign, which is being run by the National Film Council, is being launched in Bogota to encourage people to come and visit the new cinema.
“The cinema will be a unique experience, a welcome for the people who live and work here,” said María Dios, a marketing manager at the National Cinema Council, which oversees the development and management of the region’s film industry.
“The first Cinema Vidas in the country was launched in 1962 and it’s a great example of the power of cinema, not just to entertain, but also to educate, to stimulate and to connect.”
The cinema’s director, Jónsi Farias, told FourFourSecond that he hoped to create a “unique” experience for the city’s residents, who are the backbone of the film industry and the city as a whole.
“We are very proud to have the opportunity to create something that will be of interest to people in Bogotá,” he said.
“We want to be an opportunity for everyone to enjoy it and feel like they are part of the cinema that exists here.”
Farias hopes that his new cinema, as well as the city, will also attract a lot of tourists.
Cinemas are a popular way of accessing the entertainment and culture of the capital city.
One of the main attractions for the public is the Caracas Museum, which opened in 2009 and is open to the general public.
Another is the Museum of Modern Art, which reopened in 2012, and is also a popular attraction for tourists.