The K-Cineplex is the largest and most popular cinema in Nicosia, as it has several screens so it can simultaneously play everything from family fare to R-rated action movies. The screens are usually filled with foreign US and UK films, though some continental European films make their way into movie theaters as well. Most movies are subtitled, though occasionally a few (mostly children's movies) may be dubbed.
Movie tickets are usually around 6 Euros for children (under 11) and around 8 Euros for adults (11+).
Cypriots are fond of summer movie theaters, otherwise known as θερινὀ σινεμἀ, where you can watch a movie in an otherwise regular theater that's open to the sky. There will often be summer movie festivals held in Nicosia, in which they screen classic Greek and US moviesout in the open. Keep an eye out for such festivals and announcements, like the Protaras Summer Film Festival in Protaras Central Square, and the annual Summer Movie Marathon.
Otherwise, you can head to the Constantia Open-air Cinema at 15 Solonos Michaelides Street in Nicosia and see what movies are showing.
For a relatively small city, Nicosia has a wide range of nightlife options available, from small, cozy bars to trendy bars and huge dance clubs. The city also has a lot of cocktail bars with delicious and unique signature drinks.
The only problem is that there is no real central area or strip where bars and clubs are concentrated (though you will find quite a few within the Old Town), so you have to know where to go.
Smoking is banned within clubs and bars in Nicosia, but illegal smoking does still occur sometimes, so be wary if you have intolerance to tobacco indoors.
Also, plenty of restaurants and other dining options become bars and clubs later in the night, so many Cypriots simply stay put after their dinner (which finishes relatively late in the night anyway) and just wait for the scene to change.
Nightclubs in Nicosia are quite big and usually have theme nights, so the music played varies depending on the night of the week (from house to hip-hop). Some of the most recommended nightclubs in the city include:
Cocktail bars are very trendy among Cypriots and especially in Nicosia thanks to their more laid-back, mellow atmosphere, and great quality of drinks. Some highly recommended cocktail bars include:
You will find live music in Nicosia in everything from underground bars to chic and modern spaces. The most recommended are: