The first two screenings of Summer Cinema

The summer events of the Rialto Theatre, under the general title Rialto Open Air, kick starts with the Summer Cinema, offering next to the traditional chair seated way, a new viewing experience, the Drive-In. So, through their car, anyone, together with their friends, families and couples drive to, park up, and watch a great movie from their car. Audiences can hear the film by tuning their car radios to a set frequency.

The first week of screenings includes two excellent films, an Italian one with incredible comedy situations and a Cypriot film that stood out and won the audience internationally, winning the Best Picture Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The opening of the Summer Cinema will be on Wednesday 17/6 with the film

Like a cat on a highway (Come un gatto in tangenziale) by Riccardo Milani (Italy, 2017, 100’ comedy)

The story:
Two diametrically opposed characters are forced to spend time together when their teenage children fall in love. The girl’s wealthy father is an avid supporter of social integration in Rome despite his lack of interest in meeting any of its residents, while the boy’s mother lives in the suburbs of Rome, carries a baseball bat at all times and lives with her two kleptomaniac sisters. A smash-hit comedy that is both hilarious and relevant to our days. Presented as archetypes, the main characters symbolize the entirely opposite social classes of Rome and their moral perspectives. 

Directed by: Riccardo Milani
Cast: Antonio Albanese, Sonia  Bergamasco, Claudio Amendola,  Paola Cortellesi et al.


Follows on Friday 19/6 the awarded Cypriot Film Smuggling Hendrix by Marios Piperides
(Cyprus, Germany, Greece, 2018, 93’ comedy-drama)

The story:
Yiannis’ plans to leave Cyprus are put on hold when his dog, Jimi, runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle him back. This internationally-awarded film that received the Grand Prize of the Tribeca Film Festival, draws inspiration from the bitter reality of divided Cyprus, giving a delightful parable about life’s unpredicted daily troubles.

Written, directed by Marios Piperides
Cast: Adam Bousdoukos, Fatih Al, Vicky Papadopoulou, Özgür Karadeniz et al.

Producers: Janine Teerling, Marios Piperides, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Costas Lambropoulos
Co-Producer: Giorgos Kyriakos
Director of Photography: Christian Huck
Production Design: Michalis Samiotis
Editor: Stylianos Costantinou, Music: Kostantis Papakostantinou
Costumes: Maria Karapouliou, Make Up: Kyriaki Melidou

Subtitles: All films will be screened in their original language, and will be subtitled both in Greek and in English.

Sponsors: Cyprus Republic, OPAP Cyprus, Deputy Ministry of Tourism, EventPro, SEK
Media Sponsors: City Free Press, CYBC, Kanali 6

General instructions for the audience: 

To ensure the safety of all attendees, viewers have to purchase their tickets in advance, either online at or by calling the Rialto’s box office. Two types of tickets will be available for sale: €8 per person (open-air tickets) and €16 per car (drive-in tickets).

For a controlled and smooth access of the audience, drive-in tickets may only be purchased up to 24 hours before the screening and drivers may only be allowed to park their car by 20:45 the latest. To avoid overcrowding, also the chair seat viewers are kindly requested to arrive on time. 

The nights of the screenings the Box Office will remain open only for resolving problems.

@ SEK Parking Place (behind Rialto)
Info: 77 77 77 45
Tickets: €8 open-air / €16 drive-in