Hands-down the smartest, comfiest cinema in town, Le Colisée has decent large screens, great sound and draws a mixed Moroccan and expat crowd. Films are sometimes in the original language (including English) and are subtitled in French, although there is sometimes the odd dubbed film too. Many of the big blockbuster movies make it here and the schedule ranges from Arabic films to Hollywood and Bollywood screenings.
Red ropes add a touch of glamour and for those who are keen to experience a slice of modern Moroccan life, or to see how cinema-going is similar but slightly different to at home, a Saturday afternoon at the movies makes for a good insight.
Also, this little cinema has somehow managed to fight off the threats of closure that came about after the arrival of the huge multiplex just outside of town – which is even more of a reason to go.
Blvd Mohammed Zerktouni Guéliz nr Rue Mohammed el-Beqal, Marrakesh