Metropolis Cinema is a non-profit arthouse cinema opened in Beirut 2006. Its two screens are dedicated to auteur films from all over the world, including classics, of all eras and genres. Metropolis offers the only alternative for recent Arab independent productions meant to be released theatrically. It’s also a hub for more than 18,000 member-kids attending its year-round youth screenings and activities.
In 2014, Metropolis started a new partnership with the Berlinale Talents to launch Talents Beirut, a yearly workshop dedicated to film professionals (editors, sound designers, cinematographers) from the region.