Filmhuis Cavia is a small neighbourhood cinema that shows you mostly arthouse films. Here you will see the best smaller films, the results of extraordinary film projects, documentaries, and imported films. In Amsterdam West, this Cinema is very well-known for the high quality films they screen. Back in the days this Cinema was a ‘cash only’ venue. Luckily, now you can also pay with PIN. The ticket will only cost you €5. And a fun fact, you can pay your drinks with bitcoins.
Filmhuis Cavia was established in 1983 by a squatters movement. Why they named the cinema ‘Cavia’ (which means guinea pig), nobody knows. The cinema only has 40 chairs and is hence one of the smallest movie theatres in the Netherlands. At movie theatre Cavia they value the artistry of making films, this is why they try to use 16 and 35mm films as much as possible.
Looking for other independent cinema’s in Amsterdam? Then visit De Filmhallen, Cinecenter, or Kriterion.