With so many good films coming out soon in the cinema, here is our guide to cinemas (theaters as our cousins from across the pond call them) in Tel Aviv. We have divided these into three categories…
- Commercial Cinemas
- Independent Cinemas
- The Out-of-Town Multiplexes
Looking for film times? The easiest way has to be Google – simply type “cinema listings Tel Aviv”
Commercial Cinema | Meir Dizengoff St 50, Tel Aviv-Yafo |
Lev Dizengoff is a multi screen complex that operates in one of Tel Aviv’s most popular and centrally located shopping malls, Dizengoff Center on the third floor. The feel on the inside creates a warm atmosphere seeing as though it is very cozy and friendly. Lev Dizengoff is known to show the latest and greatest of all first-run movies, meaning they’re available for public viewing for the first time! They have a subscription option available to those who adore movies. Read more.
Commercial Cinema | Ben Ami St 16, Tel Aviv-Yafo |
This beloved Tel Avivian movie theater is located in Kikar Dizengoff, where all showings are in English and provided with local subtitles. Rav Chen is a part of a chain of cinemas in Israel owned by “Israel Theaters Group,” being one of five locations throughout the entire country. It is open seven days a week, has six screens, and shows many of the top global blockbusters. It’s largest screen holds over 700 people, making it a natural place to host many Israeli premieres. Read more.
Independent | Shprintsak St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo |
This movie theater shows more than regular movie theaters do. The Cinematheque is not jus ta cinema, but a cultural landmark here in Tel Aviv.Located on the end of Ha’Arbaa, The Cinematheque shows many beautiful independent films and documentaries. It is also home to many Festivals held in Tel Aviv throughout the year, including Israel’s premier documentary film festival Docaviv, Israel’s premier LGBT Film Festival TLVFest, and Israel’s premier sci-fi festival Icon. The cinema houses 5 screens, is open 7 days a week, and shows over 1,500 films every year! Read more.
Independent | Khatserim St 15, Tel Aviv-Yafo |
Looking for a hipster feel? Cinema Kanada is the right spot for you, located in Florentin. Known for being a place of style and aesthetic, Cinema Kanada often plays old timers and movie classics for the community of cinema lovers. Read more.
5. Jaffa Cinema
Independent | Marzouk and Azar St 14, Tel Aviv-Yafo |
Found in the heart of Jaffa, this cinema is known for being one of Tel Aviv’s best cultural places, Jaffa Cinema is an independent and innovative movie theater that provides a stage for original cinematic art. With the screenings changing on a weekly basis, they show highly acclaimed and aesthetic films with a wide range to local film festival winners and quite literally everything in between. In addition, this hotspot is also provides a very trendy bar so you can sip before, during or after your viewing. Read more.
Out of Town Multiplexes
Out of Town | Glilot Junction , Ramat Hasharon |
Located between Tel Aviv and Herzliya, the huge Cinema City complex offers places of entertainment and shopping – venues of stylish stores and food places, restaurants, bars, cafes, food stalls, and more! The movie theater is open seven days a week, shows tons of films, and has special VIP screens which include a buffet, drinks and comfortable seats – great for a date, birthday party or anything in between! In total it hosts 25 screens, the largest of which has 349 seats, and also an IMAX compatible screen. It is accessible by many buses, and also most sheruts heading north (e.g. to Netanya) will stop there if you ask them. Read more.
Out of Town | Ayalon Mall, Aba Hillel 301, Ramat Gan |
Located in Ayalon Mall in Ramat Gan and part of the Rav Chen cinema chain, the Planet Ayalon boasts 15 screens and shows movies seven days a week. It is accessible by many buses and has screens compatible with IMAX, 4D, ScreenX with VIP options available as well. They show a wide range of first-run movies. If you’re in the market for a true and large movie experience, Planet Ayalon is worth checking out. Read more.
Out of Town | HaMea VeEsrim St 4, Rishon LeZion |
Opened in 2012, the Yes Planet is Rishon LeZion is the largest cinema complex in Israel, boasting 26 screens and over 3,600 seats total. It also has VIP areas, IMAX screens, and the most legroom of any cinema in Israel! The cinema is open 7 days a week and is accessible with public transport (with over 2,000 parking spaces it’s super easy if you have a car), but difficult to reach on Shabbat. Read more.