TLDR? You can watch a movie in English at Cine Colombia, one of the most popular theaters in Medellin.
If you want to go to a movie theater in Medellin but don’t speak Spanish, then you’re in luck. There are theaters in the city that are showing some of the latest Hollywood movies in English.
You might even be surprised that the experience isn’t so different from what you’re used to back home. The same blockbuster movies are playing, and the popcorn is just as good.
So, if you have been itching to see the latest blockbuster but don’t want to wait for it to be available for streaming online, then keep reading.
Where to Watch a Movie in English in Medellin
One struggle of traveling full time is not being fluent in the local language. This can make experiences like going to the movies a bit complicated.
However, with Medellin being a large city with an influx of tourists, there are a few theaters that show movies in English.
I was lucky enough to hunt down one of these theaters while living in Medellin, and it quickly became one of my favorite places to watch a movie.
Not only was I able to see a movie that was still playing in the theaters back home, but I was able to do it without having to read subtitles.
Plus, did I mention that it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg like it would have if I had gone to see the same movie in the U.S.? For me, it was a win-win situation, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way too.
So, without further ado, here is where you can watch a movie in English in Medellin.
Cine Colombia of Medellin
Your best bet to see a movie in English in Medellin is at Cine Colombia. Cine Colombia has 46 total theaters in Colombia.
6 of the theaters are in Medellin and they’re all equipped with the latest in projection and sound technology. You can find Cine Colombia in the following locations:
What’s even better is that they offer some movies in English with Spanish subtitles.
This is great news for those of us who want to improve our Spanish while still being able to enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
When you are on the Cine Colombia website, you will need to filter through the locations, dates, and times to find a movie that is playing in English.
For example, if the movie says “Subtitulado,” then that means the movie is in English but with Spanish subtitles. However, if the movie showtime says “Doblado,” it means that it is in Spanish, and more than likely, there won’t be English subtitles.
Cine Colombia has a wide range of movie genres playing at all hours of the day, so you’re sure to find something that you’ll enjoy.
Not All American Movies in Medellin Are in English
One thing to keep in mind is that not all American movies that are playing in Medellin will be in English. In fact, most of them will be in Spanish.
So, if you’re looking for a specific movie that you want to see, then it’s best to check the theater’s website to see if it’s going to be in English or not.
For example, the new “Doctor Strange” was available in both Spanish and English at Cine Colombia. But, the new “Fantastic Beasts” was only available in Spanish.
So, it really varies from movie to movie. If you aren’t location-specific, then you can always check out what’s playing at each location and make a decision from there.
The nice thing about Cine Colombia’s website is that they list every location for each movie. So, you can easily see if the movie is playing in English at a certain location before making the decision to go.
Food and Beverages at Cine Colombia
Just like in the states, Cine Colombia offers a wide range of snacks and drinks for you to enjoy during the movie.
However, they don’t have the same selection of candy that we’re used to seeing. So, if you have a sweet tooth, then you might have to settle with what they have available.
They do have other food items such as nachos, hotdogs, and of course, the obligatory popcorn and soft drinks.
Some locations also offer sushi, pizza, frappe-styled drinks, and desserts. So, you definitely won’t go hungry while enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
If you don’t want to eat the food at the theater, then don’t worry. Some of the theaters are in a mall or near other food options.
So, you can always grab something to eat before or after the movie. Just keep in mind that the prices for food and drinks inside the theater are a bit higher than what you would normally pay elsewhere.
But that is a given at any movie theater, not just in Colombia.
Cine Colombia also has movie theaters that feature Dinamix 4D technology. This is a new movie-watching experience that’s becoming increasingly popular in Colombia.
The theater itself is set up like a traditional movie theater, but the seats have special effects that add to the movie-watching experience.
For example, the seats will vibrate and move during action-packed scenes. The effects are synchronized with the movie itself, so you really feel like you’re in the middle of the action.
In addition to the special effects, the sound quality is also top-notch. So, if you’re looking for an immersive movie-watching experience, then Dinamix 4D is definitely for you.
Just keep in mind that these tickets are a bit more expensive than the regular ones.
Catch a Flick in Medellin
While Medellin has so much to offer in terms of culture and nightlife, sometimes you just need to relax and catch a movie.
Luckily, Cine Colombia has you covered. With locations all over the city, there’s sure to be a theater near you.
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