Clarion Collection Arthotel & Park Lecce
Via Giorgio de Chirico 1
Phone: (39) 0832 214214
Fax: (39) 0832 347735
This is Lecce's main cinema and has a superb surround sound system. In summer it organizes outdoor screenings of the best recent films from June to August each day. On Tuesdays from January to May, it organizes the Cineforum which shows high quality films that are not completely new.
Astragali Teatro began as theater group that brought freshness to Italy's theater circuit, with their innovation and creative conceptualizations. Though most of its theatrical acts and productions are staged at various venues across the globe, the Astragali Teatro building provides space for theater workshops, courses, debates, discussions and analysis on theater and aspects of production. The theater is rich in culture, and one of the few remaining bearers of the legacy of classical theater. Watch out for its theme projects and performances. Call ahead for more information.
The cinema shows popular films second time round and often organizes shows of quality films by international directors at low prices. An example is the collection Masters of the Cinema, held on Mondays at 8.15p and 10.15p. There is often a debate after the film that might include people from the world of cinema or involved in the theme of the film.
The cinema was opened in the 1970s. It has a single screen, good sound system and seats reserved for the disabled. There is a bar that sells soft drinks, gelatos, snacks and popcorn. There are 3 screenings per day and on Thursdays there is the series "Masterpieces of the Italian and International Cinema," during which great films from the 1950s to the 1980s are screened.
This is one of the oldest cinemas in Lecce. It is located in the center and offers quality but also popular films. It is housed in a lovely old building that was restored just a few years ago. It has a large auditorium and a pay parking lot opposite the entrance.
This traditional Lecce theater is housed in a splendid old palace. Its well-kept and luxurious interior is lit by old lamps that maintain its original atmosphere.Each year both prose and lyrical performances are given, sometimes with Katia Ricciarelli.Ticket prices vary according to the seating area.
This indoor stadium in Lecce is a prominent venue for a range of musical events. With excellent facilities, watching an event here is a pleasure.
This historic cinema was renovated when the management changed. The single auditorium is narrow, long and with short rows. It is situated in the city's main street and is easy to reach on foot if you park nearby. The films are generally the blockbusters of the season.
Teatro Paisiello is one of the brightest remnants of history in the province of Lecce. Originally established in the year 1758 to honor composer Giovanni Paisiello Tarantino, the theater became a part of Lecce in 1867. After renovation and revamp, Teatro Paisiello re-opened in 1993 and has evolved into one of the best cultural spots in town. The grand structure, the tall ceilings, the elegant staircase leading to the entrance of the hall and the 'half-moon' seating arrangement enabling great views for all, are some of the features of this iconic place. Often referred to as an opera house, Teatro Paisiello has held stage to actors, playwrights, musicians and dancers, some of whom have gone on to become movers and shakers in the entertainment circuit. Teatro Paisiello is a must-visit for the culture lover. Call for information.
The Don Bosco cinema offers popular films second time round. The young like the low costs of the ticket and the fact that the cinema offers the biggest hits shortly after they were originally released. Although there is no bar, there are popcorn machines at the entrance.
Stadio Via del Mare in Lecce is a historic sporting destination. Pleasantly distinct from rectangular soccer stadiums, this beautiful circular ground was constructed in 1966 by eminent architect Costantino Rozzi. It began with a capacity of 16,000, and with repeated renovations over the years, the present structure can house more than 40,000 people. Stadio Via del Mare is where the Unione Sportiva Lecce (U.S. Lecce) play their home games. The stands are in shades of red and yellow, colors sported by the home team. Stadio Via del Mare has hosted multiple Serie A league games and various other international matches. This massive stadium is occasionally used for non-sporting events.
This is one of Lecce's more modern cinemas. It has three screens which it uses to show different types of films, from the most successful films to films of quality. The sound system and seats are modern and of good quality. Other features are a bar and a parking lot.