Address: Kutuzovsky Ave, 21, Moskva, Russia, 121151.
English language cinemas are few and far between in Moscow, but amongst the limited choice Pioner (AKA Pioneer) really stands out. Films at Pioneer are shown in English and other languages when available, and this cinema also provides a café and bar so rather than the usual popcorn and fizzy drink. If you wish, you can indulge in a glass of wine or a cold beer.
Big comfortable chairs and an eclectic crowd make this cinema feel more like a cross of old time theatre and an opening night. The staff are very pleasant, bilingual and really seem to care about their cinema which is missing in so many of the modern cinema chains over the world. Although as a small cinema Pioneer doesn’t get all of the latest releases, it is still well worth a visit.
See listings for details on their English and Russian website: www.pioneer-cinema.ru
You can make a great night even better by dining at the Baan Thai restaurant beforehand and having an authentic Thai meal. The closest metro station to the cinema is Kiyevskaya (Киевская), which is a major junction between the circle, light blue and dark blue lines.
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