4 Recommendations for Independent Private Cinemas in Jakarta

For those of you living in the Big J, you may have noticed, that we have some of the world’s most luxurious movie theaters. From sofa bed at the esteemed CGV to the Premiere experience at major XXI outlets, movie theaters in Indonesia, Jakarta specifically caters to an audience from mid to high market.

But if you crave for the latest film from Michael Haneke or maybe a flashback to the movies of Jacques Tati? Then perhaps there aren’t that many places to enjoy alternative movies in the city? or is there? Well, we list down five places for you where you can revisit 12 Angry Men or any films from Godard.

1. KINEFORUM, Taman Ismail Marzuki


Located inside the Taman Ismail Marzuki complex, Kineforum is home to many film loyalists who enjoys good European cinema and loves revisiting local films. Often used by the students of IKJ (Jakarta Institute of Art), Kineforum can house up to 40 people per screening and have their own program. Contact the venue at (+62-21-316 2780) for more information on what’s playing.

Taman Ismail Marzuki, Cikini, Central Jakarta
Phone: (+62-21-316 2780)

2. PAVILIUN 28paviliun-28

The concept of culinary cinema is a relatively new idea to the city, but Paviliun 28 has been proven to be doing the concept justice, offering punters culinary delights and authentic Indonesian jamu before watching the movie, Paviliun 28 is also home to many indie acts and performances. Bring your own movies and teach your girl a thing or two about classic films. Visit their instagram @paviliun_28

Jl. Petogogan No. 25, Kebayoran Baru
Phone/WA: 081388997766


Kinosaurus offers a different experience in enjoying movies. Apart from a big screen located centrally, the place also offer a mean cup of Java for those who are willing to enjoy their movies with a cup of good coffee. Playing mostly local favorites, Kinosaurus has become a haven for those who loves Indonesian cinema. There are also events here that invites film-makers in discussions hosted by some of the country’s top movie buffs. check out their website here for updated schedule and whatnot.

Jl. Kemang Raya No. 8B



One of the country’s oldest private cinemas, Subtitle also offers original DVDs and blu-ray titles for its members. And you can also bring your own movies to watch at their screening room. There are 3 studios that can accommodate up to 8 people per viewing and a special studio that can cater up to two persons only, installed with only the finest in home theater audio system.

Dharmawangsa Square, Jakarta
Phone: +62-21-7278 8337
IG: subtitlesgroup

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