Cinematek, Brussels

Cinematek, Brussels - Address, Phone Number

Address: Rue Baron Horta 9, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Phone: +32-25511919

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

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About Cinematek, Brussels

This museum does quite a lot. First, its two theatres daily screen five movies from the archives. Silent movies have live piano accompaniment, just like the earliest days of cinema. The archives have over 70,000 films. The permanent exhibit is dedicated entire to the history of cinema, with rare artefacts, old magazines and press clippings. Check the museum website for upcoming shows. For true film buffs this museum can turn out to be a pretty nostalgic experience. Students of film and researchers can pore through material in the library.

Cinematek Information

  • Disabled accessible.
  • Under 16s not allowed without parents.
  • Check out the shop.

Cinematek Ticket Prices


Cinematek Opening and Closing Hours

Library hours:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 1pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, August, and from Christmas to New Year.


  • Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm
  • Thursday and Sunday: 2:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 5pm

How To reach Cinematek by Public Transport

  • Trams 92, 93; Buses 38, 71, N04, N05, N06, No9, N10, N11, N12 stop Koning/Royale
  • Subway 2, 6 stop Trone
  • Subway 1, 5 stop Gare Centrale
  • Buses 54, 71, N11 stop Ducale

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  • I have been to this cinema a couple of times now and so far it has not made a good impression on me. Aside from the general staff being nice and live music accompanying the silent films, the presumptuous host is very condescending. Every time you come in about 15 minutes prior to the start of the film and you order a ticket, he sighs and says it is "all very last minute"; even says that when you reserve tickets about 2 hours in advance. Nice attitude. But today takes the cake... while asking about making a reservation he turns away mid-conversation and started taking care of other customers, completely ignoring my request. I said something about that and with little effort he explained what I have to do to make the reservation as if he does not want you to see the movie anyway. Never had such a disrespectful treatment in a cinema, the factory of joy. Oh... and the seats are horrible.

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  • Go and enjoy a silent movie with a professionnal pianist in the theatre, for a very fair price! Must go and enjoy!

  • I adore this cinema and the classics they screen! The best part is when you watch a silent film, it's accompanied by a live piano playing throughout the movie!

  • Awesome cinema where you can see movies projected from their original film reels. On the last Friday of the month there is a double sessions of B-rated sci-fi/fantasy/horror movies for 4€. Really worth attending.

  • Splendid well hidden Brussels pearl: small cinema within Victor Horta's art nouveau BOZAR complex. Excellent & unique movie selection and projection. Please certainly visit the tiny silent black & white movie cinema in the back: only 30 people allowed with live piano playing! Prices are extremely low. Be in time and/or make reservations

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