13. janvara iela 8, Riga
The film theatre is open daily from 10:00 AM and is closing 15 minutes after the beginning of the last show.
Opened on October 31, 2001, Kino Citadele was the first multiplex film theatre in Latvia and is still one of the largest and most contemporary film theatres in the Eastern Europe. Six floors of the film theatre hold 14 auditoriums, two balconies, the bar Vertigo, the café Casa Blanca, a popcorn stand, a candy shop and a box office.
Kino Citadele is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies - Dolby sound system, 35 mm Cinemehanica film projectors, Barco and Christie 3D digital projectors and XpanD 3D system. Amphitheatre type seats with the most comfortable chairs located in an angle against the screen provide an outstanding and constant picture and sound quality all over the auditorium. SCAPE auditorium has the largest screen in the Northern Europe (242 m2; 24.20 m wide and 10 m high).
Since the very opening of the film theatre the mission of our company is to offer not only films but also a possibility to have a good time in a place where watching a film or a transmission of a concert or an opera show is an integral part of quality entertainment. We make it complete by visiting the café Casa Blanca where one can have a cup of delicious coffee or a glass of wine. Magnificent panorama of Riga opens from the terrace of the bar Vertigo.
For those who prefer watching a film in a more private atmosphere the film theatre offers a possibility of choosing a seat in balconies with 40 and 64 seats each. Here spectators can use tables during the show and enjoy drinks bought at the bar Vertigo right next to the entrance in the balcony.
The number of film halls is the main advantage of the film theatre - its 14 auditoriums allow us to offer films of different genres, transmissions of exclusive concerts, opera and ballet performances as well as sports games, thus providing almost limitless choice for any audience and mood.
Exhibition and distribution of films is the main activity of SIA Forum Cinemas, the representative of three film distribution companies (Universal Pictures International, Paramount Pictures International and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) and the operator of the multiplex film theatre "Kino Citadele". SIA Forum Cinemas is founded in 1993 and currently is the subsidiary company of Finnkino, Oy in Latvia. During the recent years Finnkino has been able to evolve in a new quality with upgrading movie attendance for the spectators by introducing the most up-to-date digital and 3D technologies, opening new multiplex film theatres, etc.
The company began its activities with modernization of the film theatre "Pionieris", later "Oskars", in a new quality of image and sound; later on the film theatre "Daile" was reconstructed as the first duplex film theatre in Latvia. SIA Forum Cinemas pays special attention to the quality of image and sound by installing the most advanced equipment in each of the film theatres the company opens. By improving the choice and convenience for the audience and by the attempt of presenting the latest movies for distribution in Latvia the number of films distributed per year has grown from average 50 to more than 100 per year. In the same way the attendance has grown, especially after opening of the film theatre "Kino Citadele" in the end of 2003 since 14 auditoriums of the film theatre offer an opportunity to present all movies of different genres, exclusive concerts, opera and ballet live broadcasts as well as transmissions of sports games, providing almost unlimited choice for any audience and any mood.
|Since May, 2014 SIA Forum Cinemas together with its holding company Finnkino, Oy in included in Nordic Cinema Group, the concern incorporating 102 film theatres, 583 auditoriums, 80,943 seats and attendance of 28.9 million per year and being the biggest network of film theatres in the Nordic countries. The new holding company was established by merger of the companies, Ratos and Bonnier.|
96 people are employed at the office and the film theatre of SIA Forum Cinemas. Normunds Labrencis is the Managing Director of the company.