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Name: Cinematheque
Address: 22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi
Phone: +84 4 39362648
21.02460491710078 105.85434436798096 Category:

Description: A members-only film club hosted in a private auditorium. Individuals must pay for memberships in person at Cinematheque.
Rating: 4.34 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 32 reviews.

Upcoming Special Events at Cinematheque
  • Wednesday, September 14
    starting at 6:30 pm
    - 8:30 pm : Other
    Viet Nam: Tradition and Change - book signing and Q&A with Mr. Hữu Ngọc - @ Cinematheque Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) is excited to invite you to a special FVH event for a launch of celebrated scholar and author Mr Hữu Ngọc's new book Viet Nam Tradition and Change. When: Wednesday 14 September 2016 Where: Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Bà Trưng Street PROGRAMME: 18:30 - Arrival and watch a short documentary on the life of Hữu Ngọc 19:00 - Introduction by Lady Borton (renowned historian, writer, academic, long standing Hanoi resident and cultural expert on Vietnam) 19:15-20:00 - Q & A with Huu Ngoc. A unique chance for you to ask him about his fascinating life 20:00-20:30 - Book signing accompanied by live traditional music (The Gioi publishers will bring a stock of books and you can buy a book at our event or beforehand and bring it with you for Hữu Ngọc to sign) RSVP/SIGN UP Entry is free but please reserve your seat in advance. Please email stellaciorra@hotmail.com FORWARD by Lady Borton: If I were to choose one person to accompany visitors on their first trip to Viet Nam, my choice would be Huu Ngoc. If I were to choose one book for those about to visit Viet Nam or those unable to visit, my choice would be Huu Ngoc‘s Viet Nam: Tradition and Change. At age ninety-eight by Western counting (ninety-nine according to Vietnamese), Huu Ngoc is among Viet Nam‘s most famous general scholars. Born with limited eyesight, he reads by holding a text three inches from his near-sighted eye. Yet with his unusual linguistic ability, prodigious memory, and his longevity, he is among Viet Nam’s keenest observers of traditional Vietnamese culture and recent history. For twenty years, Huu Ngoc wrote a Sunday column in French for Le Courier du Vietnam (The Viet Nam Mail). An English version appeared as “Traditional Miscellany” in Viet Nam News, Ha Nội‘s English language newspaper. He collected 1,255 pages from these essays into Wandering through Vietnamese Culture, the only English language book to win Viet Nam‘s Gold Book Prize. Viet Nam: Tradition and Change is a selection from the many treasures in Wandering through Vietnamese Culture.


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32 Reviews (Followed by 84 users)

dturner reviewed Cinematheque about 73 months ago
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amabush reviewed Cinematheque about 64 months ago
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Perhaps one of the very nicest spots to enjoy a drink in the evening, even if you don't fancy the movie. The bar is in a shady courtyard and serves a variety of cocktails, beers and wines - the Lemongrass Martini is especially good.
The movie programme is varied and management presents a range of esoteric films which are sometimes hit-or-miss in their effect on the audience; a recent fictional movie filmed in Bali in the 1930s, for example, was a narrative disaster but was quite fascinating when viewed as a documentary piece.
Interesting guest speakers and presenters frequently make an appearance.
The box office staff are absolutely delightful, too.
Membership is required for movie-going but after that you can go and see a double bill at the modest price of 50,000VND. One of the best treats in town.

Danish reviewed Cinematheque about 68 months ago

This is one of the great places in Hanoi ensuring that you get to see films that would normally not be shown in this city.
It is run by dedicated volunteers that should be treated with respect and not humiliated by stingy guests.
Yes it says "donation" on the box - but come on, get the point and pay.

Ragvar reviewed Cinematheque about 68 months ago

I really like this small art house cinema for the themed programs they offer and the special guests who often come to speak about their work. The owner and the staff put a great deal of effort into this venture and their passion shows. My understanding of their nonprofit status and their "suggested donation" is that it's the only arrangement they can have to operate with the necessary government approval. It is understandable that patrons might be upset that their "donations" seem less than voluntary, but I think it is due not to a duplicitous management but rather it is a work around of business-government regulation. And that "suggested donation" is about the only thing that keeps this valuable and relevant non profit running.

DebbieAnneSt reviewed Cinematheque about 46 months ago
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A great place! What a nice vibe, and good prices, too. I also got chance to see a film I'd never heard of before. I'll definitely be joining.

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