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Splendid Palace

Address: Elizabetes iela 61, Riga LV- 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67043678
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Ranked #7 of 17 Fun and Games in Riga
Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
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Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games

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English first
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297 reviews 297 reviews
122 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Splendid Palace is a movie theatre -- obviously mostly with Latvian movies. But you need to take a peak inside the building. There is a beautiful room on the first floor, and if there is no film being shown, you can perhaps take a quick look inside the big screening room on the ground floor. And who knows, perhaps... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

classical building, quite beautiful.if you are interested in latvian culture and history it defenetly worth to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

we were advised to watch Riga story. It was rather interesting experience, and good place to spend tim in

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Crete, Nebraska
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

First of all, it's not a palace, it's a movie theater. For $10, you can watch a 30 minute movie in English at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. The movie is ordinary, heavy on self-promotion of the city, and overpriced at $10. On the other hand, they have toilets and you can be minimally entertained sitting down for half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is just a unique place in terms of gethering together architecture and cinema. It has a huge amphitheter hall and a balcony. It feels really unusual to watch a moder movie in such a historical atmosphere. Really romantic place.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 and 20th centuries. By the way, if you guys really want to be civilised western... More 

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Port Perry, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Just being in the old, ornate theatre is an experience. The room where they show the film is small and comfortable. There was only one other couple there when we went. The film is a beautifully made history of Riga. Touching.

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Ithaca, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Very beautiful theater both from the outside and inside. Decorated with old-fashion chairs and table. They show document about Riga called "Riga Story", a little expensive, but worth to see.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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536 reviews 536 reviews
346 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are not many places I know of where you can see a cinema like this one. Actually, it looks more like what you would expect from a theater. It is absolutely glamorous and worth a stop while you're touring the Art Nouveau district of Riga.

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