First, the bad news: Spaniards have an unfortunate penchant for dubbing Spanish over nearly every foreign film.
The good news is that there are plenty of "versión original" (VO) cinemas in Madrid that play movies in the original version with Spanish subtitles. Below we’ve listed the main VO movie theaters in the center of Madrid.
You can find movie times in any newspaper or Guía del Ocio, sold at kiosks. The Guía del Ocio includes critics’ reviews and a weekly roundup of all cultural events going on in Madrid.
When you buy a ticket, they will normally ask you where you want to sit. Unless the theater’s nearly empty, make sure to sit in your assigned seat. Most cinemas have ushers to lead you there. For popular movies, it’s advisable to buy tickets at least a half-hour in advance to get good seats, especially if you're going with a group of friends.
Mondays and Wednesdays in Madrid are "días del espectador" (movie-goer days) with discounted ticket prices, even at night. Most cinemas pick one day or the other; we've noted which below when possible, along with the phone numbers so you can call yourself. Some theaters offer special prices for matinees and youth and seniors with proper ID.
VO Movie Theaters in Madrid
Art House Movie Theaters in Madrid