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The recent explosion of movie theaters in Puerto Vallarta give movie-goers a broad range of choices. From ultra-modern cinemas with up to 14 screens playing first-run films in English [with Spanish sub-titles] to combination coffee and movie houses playing art, international and independent films from over the years, going to the movies in Puerto Vallarta is a lot cheaper than back home . . . and a great way to learn a little Spanish, too.
Cinemex Plaza Caracol
Av. de los Tules #178
Galerías Vallarta - Fco. Medina Ascencio #2920
Cinemex Macro Plaza
Centro Comercial Marco Plaza, El Pitillal
Cinépolis VIP La Isla
Ave Francisco Medina Ascencio 2477
Click on preferred theater for movie listings. Movies availability and show times are subject to change without notice. Any change is the direct responsibility of the movie theater.
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Mexico Submits Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' for 2019 Oscar
No surprise here, but Mexico just selected Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' from Netflix as its official submission for the 2019 Foreign Language Film Oscar. Cuarón produced, wrote, directed and shot the black-and-white movie about his memories growing up in Mexico City.
Cool Summer Entertainment at Vallarta Movie Theaters
People looking for air conditioning and an escape from the heat often find Puerto Vallarta's movie theaters a great refuge. With comfortable seats and big screens, they're a perfect place to cool off and relax. Some of them even offer rewards programs, coupons and discounts to locals!
Amazon & Spielberg Team Up for 'Cortes' Mini-Series
Amazon has given Steven Spielberg the go-ahead to create a four-hour original miniseries based on the epic saga of Hernan Cortes. The series will focus on the conquistador's expedition to Mexico, where he led an army of Spanish invaders to bring the Aztec empire to its knees.
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas March 19-21 Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a series of events - from the 3rd U.S. 2018 Election Forum & Voter Registration Assistance to Movie Night - set to take place from March 19-21, 2018 at various venues around Banderas Bay.
3rd Vallarta-Nayarit Ballenarte Conservation Festival
The Third Ballenarte Conservation Festival will be held from March 20-23, 2018, with activities in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to raise awareness regarding the importance of protecting the humpback whale and the natural riches of the Bahía de Banderas.
Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival, March 12-23
The stars will be shining bright over Banderas Bay March 12-23, as the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa welcomes actors, film directors and movie fanatics from all over Mexico and the world to the 18th Annual Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival.
Film Series: 2018 Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas
From February 23 through March 3, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad will present 'Academy Award Week,' featuring nine of 2018's best films - all of which have been nominated for Oscars - at The Jazz Foundation on the Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
'The Shape of Water' Nominated for 13 Academy Awards
Mexico News Daily
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is on a roll. His latest film, already the winner of three big awards, has swept the Academy Awards nominations with a total of 13. Best picture and best director are among the Oscar nominations for 'The Shape of Water,' his 10th feature film.
Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro Wins Golden Globe
Mexico's Guillermo del Toro won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director for his fantasy drama, 'The Shape of Water' at the 75th annual award show. Though not yet a box office smash, the film has racked up a slew of high-profile nominations and awards since its Dec. 1 release.
Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Dec. Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their December calender of events, which includes their Tuesday Night Film Series and the monthly social on December 19. Most all of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
The Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Nov. Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their November calender of events, which includes the return of their Weekly Film Series on November 14 and the monthly social on November 21. All of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation.
Pixar's Day of the Dead-themed 'Coco' Premiers in Mexico
Disney/Pixar's latest animated feature, 'Coco' took six years to make, but its directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina were rewarded for their efforts when they stepped out at the Day of the Dead-themed toon's world premiere at the 15th Morelia International Film Festival last weekend.
El Placer de Escuchar Presents: 'Saving Mr. Banks'
The process undergone by composers and lyricists working together to compose the songs in a musical film make 'Saving Mr. Banks' an ideal choice for Paco Ojeda's music appreciation series at Biblioteca Los Mangos. The film will be screened at Los Mangos Library on Oct. 10 at 7 pm.
Cannes Film Fest-Winning 'Las Hijas de Abril' a Must-See
Bringing the same touching tenderness and unnerving verve that characterized his previous movies, it's no surprise that 'Las Hijas de Abril,' a touching family melodrama set in Puerto Vallarta, won Michel Franco the Special Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Guillermo del Toro Talks About Tequila, New Movie
At an L.A. event, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro introduced 'Patron x Guillermo del Toro,' his limited-edition tequila blend - in packaging he designed - and offered new insights on his romantic horror film, 'The Shape of Water,' which is set to open in theaters December 8.
This Week's Events & Activities at Los Mangos Library
Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, is not 'just a library,' it is a true cultural and community center that also serves as a venue for entertaining and educational workshops, art exhibits, concerts, and cultural events. Here's what's happening this week at Los Mangos.
This Week's Events & Activities at Los Mangos Library
Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, is not 'just a library,' it is a true cultural and community center that also serves as a venue for educational workshops, art exhibits, concerts, movie screenings and cultural events. Here's what's happening this week at Los Mangos.
Vallarta Democrats Abroad Present: 'Before the Flood'
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico proudly presents 'Before the Flood,' the season's last movie in their Every Tuesday Night Film series. This 2016 documentary that examines climate change will be shown at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Vallarta on April 4 at 7 pm.
'All in Time' Screenings to Benefit Vallarta Animals
The independent award-winning film, 'All in Time,' will be shown at The Palm Cabaret & Bar on Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm. These special screenings will benefit two non-profit animal organizations in Puerto Vallarta, PEACEAnimals and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
17th Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival
Puerto Vallarta's 17th International Film Festival will be ending on March 24, but there's still time to see some great movies - for free! On March 23, 'In America' will be shown in Salón Paraiso at Paradise Village at 7:00 pm, and 'Jonathan' at Barracuda on El Solar Beach at 9:00 pm.
Alfonso Cuarón Wraps Filming of 'Roma' in Mexico City
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón revealed at a press conference in Mexico City on March 14 that he has finished shooting his new film 'Roma.' Produced by Participant Media, 'Roma' is Cuarón's first Mexico-set film since his 2001 breakout 'Y Tu Mamá También.'
Steve McQueen's 'Bullitt' Mustang Found in Mexico
Missing for decades, the Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in 'Bullitt,' one of the most sought-after cars in movie history, has been found in Mexico. Over the weekend, it made its way back to the United States for restoration ahead of the film's 50th anniversary.
Democrats Abroad Presents 'Academy Awards Week'
From February 18-25th, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present 'Academy Award Week,' featuring seven of 2016's best films - all of which have been nominated for Oscars. The venue for the screenings will be the Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Democrats Abroad Film: 'The Other Side of Immigration'
As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is proud to present this week's movie, 'The Other Side of Immigration.' This 2010 documentary film will be shown at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta January 31 at 7 pm.
4th Festival Sayulita: Movies, Music, Drink & Life
Banderas News Team
The fourth annual Festival Sayulita, a unique gathering for lovers of Mexico, Movies, Music, Drink and Life, is set to be held February 1-5, 2017. Sayulita is ideal for this celebration, because this Magical Town on the Riviera Nayarit is a place where life is lived to its fullest.