Toldi cinema - Ruinpubs in Budapest
Toldi cinema
V., Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38
10-02
+36 1 472-0397
For those who mourn for the art cinemas of Budapest, we tell this: the Toldi cinema is alive and well. All thanks to the redecoration carried out in 2008 summer and the fine café placed in the front hall.


For those who mourn for the art cinemas of Budapest, we tell this: the Toldi cinema is alive and well. All thanks to the redecoration carried out in 2008 summer and the fine café placed in the front hall.

Although the Toldi had always been more than simply a cinema or a place to meet downtown, the pavement in front lined by bikes, now people in administration also stop by for a coffee, friends step in here to have a beer or a Traubi, and (since it is still a cinema) one can also watch movies here. (When I was a universtiy student, I always went to the cinema with a discount, and can recite the weekly schedule to this day: Kossuth and Vörösmarty on Monday, Puskin and Toldi on Tuesday, and so on: the Tuesday discount is still valid in Toldi, by the way.)

It is a fact that when they redid the Toldi, they calculated with the tendency that even people who like to sit down somewhere to have a chat or a drink watch movies at home, on their computer screens: therefore they gave more importance to communal spaces. In this new room you can sit on Ikea chairs and armchairs and listen to DJs, watch contemporary dance groups, or work on the wireless connection with our notebook lazily in our lap. (Only the furniture proved to be a mistake: the Swedish designers might test their products strictly, but they still make them for home use, so here two years' wear and tear definitely shows on them.) Despite of all this (or maybe because of all thiső), the Toldi is perfectly suited tobecome our second home: otherwise we'll never have a televison the size of this screen.


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