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The interior is magnificent. Reminds me more of National Opera and ballet house than cinema... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Daina A
Riga, Latvia
Elegant building

Splendid Palace was closed while I was there but I could see that it was an elegant building with a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Quack H
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2011

A pleasant experiance, never knew this kind of historc cinemas still existed. I would also recommed everybody to see the 30 min documenary ''Riga Story'' which is about the 800 years of Riga history. Opens your view on the city :)

4  Thank Rud0lf0
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Went to see the movie on Riga's history in this amazing building. The movie was a turnoff. Just more of the Riga is good - Soviets are bad. Did here nothing new about the city although they did have interesting footage from the late 19th...More

3  Thank Boudewijn K
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The interior is magnificent. Reminds me more of National Opera and ballet house than cinema. Movies here are sometimes not the main blockbusters but more of unrevealed gems. but I have seen also terrible movies as well there. nevertheless I still love this place

Thank Daina A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Splendid Palace was closed while I was there but I could see that it was an elegant building with a beautiful facade.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I picked a movie just to visit this movie theatre, and was very impressed by both the premises and the quality of the projection and sound system. The atmosphere is great, so better than the anonymous modern cinemas we have to swallow nowadays. The titles...More

Thank Giovanni L
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Splendid Palace and was pleasantly surprised. The external facade, although hidden from the street, is lovely. The associated restaurant/ bistro is very good with friendly staff. The sound and picture quality was first class. The soviet era usherette was an added bonus :-)....More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Tried to go there, but was closed for summer. According to map I was looking for passage from the side street, but the main door appeared to be facing the park.

Thank Anniina A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It is a very beautiful cinema theater, with amazing architecture, good quality cinema hall and a beautiful restaurant in the basement. I was there for TourFilm Riga Festival and I really enjoyed my time there.

Thank Hesam D
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Splendid Palace is one of Riga,s most beautiful buildings, only pity that view from the street is blocked by Soviet time construction. But inside is perfect and its a pleasure to watch good quality films without popcorn and cola.

Thank elpha580
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Went for an arts movie festival. Lovely. There seems to be a lot going on here, and the neighbourhood is filled with nice places to eat.. If you are picky about seating try to book in advance.

Thank leenieo N
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Stunning old cinema inside. And super value! We went and saw a movie one week night while in Riga. In English (so no problems there), 4.50euro is all!! What a bargain! And whats more we basically had the whole hall to ourselves. I think there...More

1  Thank sbspeedo1
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I think Splendid Palace is one of most gorgeous historical cinema, which is still operates as cinema! There are great interiors, which has been recently renovated and also old chairs replaced with comfy seats.

Thank Aigars S
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