The Open Air Cinema in Kamari

by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 28, 2019

  • Cine Kamari is one of the best outdoor cinemas in Europe. Highly recommended.
  • It’s located in Kamari – which is a 12-minute drive from Fira and about 20 to 25 minutes from Oia.
  • Cine Kamari is open May through October.
  • The movie schedule is released about 2 months in advance.
  • Tickets cost €8 and it’s cash only at the door and at the bar.
  • You can not buy tickets online or in advance.
  • All movies are popular current movies in English with Greek subtitles.
  • Doors open at 8:30pm. Movies start at 9:30pm.
  • Arrive by 8:00pm. (Unless it’s a really popular movie, or the last day of a film’s run, or Sunday – in which cases you should get in line by 7:30pm.)
  • There’s a bar and concession stand inside. They serve: Beer, wine, cocktails, soda, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, nuts, chocolate bars.
  • It can get chilly at night even when the day has been hot. Always bring a sweater or light jacket. Staff will provide blankets if you ask.
  • There’s a bus stop directly across the road from the cinema. For June through September, there should always be a bus heading back to Fira after the movie gets out. For May and October check the bus schedule to ensure there’s a late bus. To get to Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani will require changing buses in Fira.
  • Getting a taxi late at night can be difficult. Be prepared for a long wait. Ordering and planning a taxi in advance (perhaps through your hotel) is advised.
  • There’s plenty of parking near the cinema if you have a rental car. But then you can’t enjoy drinks from the bar which is half the fun.
  • Metaxi Mas, one of the best restaurants in Santorini, is located a 5 minute drive from the open air cinema. (But it’s not walking distance.) Combining dinner and a movie is about as romantic an evening as I can think of – but you’ll need an early seating at Metaxi Mas so get reservations at least a week in advance.

The Kamari Open Air Cinema

Ticket Office at Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

The entrance and ticket booth (just inside the gate) at the Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

Inside the Kamari Open Air Cinema.

Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

The Lineup at the Kamari Open Air Cinema. Arrive early! (See above.)

Seating at Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

Seatting is on a first-come basis. There are no reserved seats and you can not save a seat for someone who hasn’t arrived yet.

Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

The bar and snack counter at the Kamari Open Air Cinema.

Food and Drink Menu at the Kamari Outdoor Cinema in Santorini, Greece.

Food and Drink Menu at the Kamari Open Air Cinema.

Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

Local beer and popcorn. 

Bus Schedule for Getting To Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

The bus schedule posted at the Fira bus station. Take a picture so you know for sure when the last bus leaves from Kamari back to Fira. 

Bus to Fira from Kamari Open Air Cinema after movie finishes.

The bus stop is immediately across the small road from the movie theater. The bus will stop here about 5 minutes after its scheduled departure from Kamari. It costs about 2€ from the cinema to Fira.

Kamari Open Air Cinema in Santorini.

It will be dark before the movie starts (always 9:30pm). Bring a sweater as it can be cool in the late evening. There are blankets if you are still cold. 

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