All information about the accessibility and safety of our cinema and exhibition rooms


Movie Theatres & Wunderkammer

Baron Hortastraat 9, 1000 Brussels

Opening Hours & Safety

Opening Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday open from 6.30 pm
  • Thursday, Saturday and Sunday open from 2.30 pm
  • The theatres open 15 minutes before the start of the film. Once the film has started, the theatre is no longer accessible. The box office closes 30 minutes after the start of the last screening.
  • You can find the openings hours of the library here.

Health and Safety Measures

Please respect the following safety measures:

BEfore your visit

  • If you feel symptoms of illness, stay home
  • Buy tickets online


  • Wear your mouth mask inside
  • The front desk and the exhibitions remain accessible to everyone. Here, the face mask requirement and social distancing still apply (1.5m)
  • Take the indicated exit


  • Your ticket, printed or on your smartphone
  • Your Covid Safe Ticket
  • Your proof of identity (ID card, driver’s license, or passport)

Have your proof of identity and Covid Safe Ticket ready on your smartphone when arriving, this way scanning can go easily and quickly. The Covid Safe Ticket can also be shown in printed form. When scanning, our staff will only check your name, date of birth, and the QR code. There are no personal health details shared with us.

Arrive on time, so we can avoid long queues when scanning the Covid Safe Tickets.

If you do not have a Covid Safe Ticket, we will not be able to admit you to the screening.

If you’ve bought a ticket before 01.10.2021 you can get a refund at the box office or via

Please follow the instructions of the reception staff carefully, they are here to guarantee your health and that of the other visitors.

We hope to welcome you and wish you enjoy our projections in the best conditions.


A normal ticket at CINEMATEK for each film is 5 euros, but we also have different subscriptions and other discount cards. You can find out everything about our tickets, subscriptions and gift vouchers via the button below.


The CINEMATEK movie theatres, exhibition space and library are easily accessible due to their central location near Brussels-Central.

CINEMATEK offers exclusive films for everyone

  • For wheelchair users, pushchairs and those who avoid stairs, CINEMATEK is accessible via BOZAR (entrance: Ravensteinstraat 23). You can find your way to CINEMATEK from inside.
  • A lift takes you from the exhibition area to the theaters. 
  • If you still have any doubts or questions, call us: +32 (0)2 551 19 19.


Brussels central station is just 240 meters away (3 minutes walking distance) from the CINEMATEK movie theatres. You can reach them almost directly via the Ravenstein Gallery.

Public Transportation

All information van be found on the following website : MIVB

Lines 1, 5: Stop Central Station or Park
Lines 92, 93: Stop Royale/Koning
Lines 27, 28, 9, 71: Stop Royale/Koning
Lines 38, 71: Stop Bozar,
Lines 29, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71: Stop Central Station


There are bicycle parking facilities near CINEMATEK, like in Rue Ravenstein and Rue du Roi (at the corner of Rue Baron Horta).


In Brussels, you can park for free in the green zone, the orange zone has a charge. Check the map for the nearest parking spaces for people with restricted mobility.

Practical Information

CINEMATEK: a unique cinema experience, how do we make the difference? 

  • More information on our tickets, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be found here
  • The movie theatres have been completely renewed in 2021 with locally and sustainably produced seats.
  • There is no advertising at the beginning, the film starts immediately. 
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the movie theatres. This allows everyone to enjoy the film to the fullest. 
  • The silent films are almost always accompanied by a pianist who improvises with the images. 
  • Most of the films we show are analogue films (non-digital copies), which are kept in our archives. Film has its own colour and wear effects, this vintage feel can be pleasantly surprising for those used to digital films. The films are systematically checked before projection. 

Please make sure to be on time! 

  • Buy your tickets on time! Many of these unique screenings are sold out in advance. 
  • Come well in advance: people queue up in advance to be the first ones in the room. The coveted seats at the back fill up quickly. People who are late are not admitted to the screening once it has started.  
  • You are never too early: you are welcome starting half an hour before the screening. 
  • You can visit the Wunderkammer with pre-cinema items for free.
  • You can browse through the latest film magazines, read historical newspaper clippings about the film you are about to see, or discover the DVD selection. 
  • There are hot and cold beverage dispensers. Please note that drinks and food are not allowed in the theatre.