Cinema Dei Piccoli (Rome)

by Marianne Wi

I love this cinema and if in Rome do not miss this tiny germ in Largo Marcello Mastroianni, Villa Borghese by the Via Veneto entrance.It dates back to 1934 and is build entirely of wood, it has always been used as a cinema for children except for a brief period during the 2nd world war. The Guiness Book of Record has it recorded as the smallest cinema in the world, with only 63 seats, it is worth looking at just from that aspect alone. Was originally named Cinema Topolino ,predominately showing children comics and animations. Cinema dei Piccoli today has programmes showing from 10.30 in the morning until late afternoon followed by a more adult theme until midnight (with Adult movies I do of course not mean porn…., that would be so very wrong  in so many ways) it boast a small snack bar , run by the box office and projectionist a real one-man band.

You will also be only meters away from Casa del Cinema another  Roman germ, see separate blog, there you will also find a cinema shop and a lovely Restaurant/Bar for your pre and after show drinks, actually it is a great place to rest if you are walking around the beautiful Villa Borghese.

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