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Excellent cinema

Came here on my first day in amsterdam to see Hereditary. The film was great but the cinema is... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
scott j
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Cinema with great bar in Amsterdam Oost

They have a great bar with reasonable prices. Showing cult movies and many documentaries. Tram... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
PaulinevdB1
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Love this cinema, nice bar, crowd, screen but they have a reeeeealy squeaky door. However, this did lead to a nice moment in Bladerunner when, during a quiet point, Ryan Gosling was looking towards the screen. Right on cue, someone came through the squeaky door & Ryan turned to look in the direction of the person entering. Lots of laughter in the room. It might have ruined that particular scene's dramatic tension but it definitely made my night.

In fact, I've changed my mind. Don't bother fixingthe door. It's all part of the charm.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

It is very comfortable to watch a movie here. The location is great and the bar gives a very lively and relaxing ambience. This is indeed a popular theatre for the locals.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Low-key, cozy cinema with great arthouse films! Also a nice bar where you can get drinks and some snacks. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Established by a student resistance group in the Second World War, the Kriterion cinema has been exclusively run by students ever since, who handle everything from the film programming, administration, logistics to running the bar. Besides showing a wide range of art-house films, Kriterion boasts a very affordable range of drinks and food is served on specific days and/or during events. Several film festivals call Kriterion their home and the Sneak Preview on Tuesday nights is an institution by itself.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I went to Kriterion with my friends to have some drinks! Same drinks cheaper than many other places in Amsterdam! Comfortable atmosphere, nice music, I liked it a lot!!! It must be much better in summer as there are seats outside. Central, close to my library!! I'll definitely go back!!

Date of experience: February 2016
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