Words: Olivia Ebeling
Photography: Courtesy of Cinema Paradiso
Even with the world’s best nightlife on your doorstep, sometimes all you crave is a cosy evening to relax with a good flick, no? And for those nights when you fancy doing something a little different in Ibiza, Cinema Paradiso’s outdoor movie screenings make for an atmospheric and relaxed evening outing that allows you to experience the beauty of the island while catching some of the greatest film classics.
Founded in 2012, Cinema Paradiso is a pop-up movie theatre that has appeared in magical locations all over the island, from the stunning Amante beach club to the ancient walls of Ibiza Town’s historical core Dalt Vila and the iconic Pikes Hotel. Setting up camp with cosy beanbags and a giant silver screen, guests snuggle up underneath Ibiza’s starry night sky to enjoy everything from Hollywood classics to up-and-coming independent flicks. Kids films are also on the programme, with all movies shown in their original versions with Spanish subtitles [VOSE].
This September, the pop-up cinema will be showing two movies in the breath-taking setting of the ancient walls of Ibiza Town’s imposing fortress and two films in the romantic surroundings of Amante Beach Club. On September 19th, watch the dramatic life of country music star Jonny Cash unfold on screen, followed by adventure comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople, which sees a national manhunt trying to track down a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who have gone missing in the wild New Zealand bush, on September 21st. The following week, it gets a little darker with Cinema Paradiso screening Tom Ford’s psycho thriller Nocturnal Animals on September 27th and Stephen King horror classic The Shining on September 28th.
With great food and cold drinks on offer, comfy beanbags to snuggle up in and the beautiful starry sky above you, it’s a setting like no other to watch some of the world’s best movies. If you want to enjoy this magical experience in your own home, Cinema Paradiso is available for private hire at villas and events.