Cinemas on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

How to find out what's showing in English on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Also information on film festivals in the region...

There are many cinemas in Bulgaria and on the Black Sea coast that show English language movies. Generally, films are in the original language with Cyrillic subtitles, although children's films are often dubbed. Some Eastern European films may be dubbed or sub-titled in English.

Some Black Sea resorts have temporary, outdoor cinemas in summer. Places include Primorsko, Shabla, Kiten, Pomorie, Tsarevo, Ahtopol, Burgas and Sunny Beach. Tourist Offices and hotels provide up-to-date information on the schedule.

Cinemas on the Black Sea Coast

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  • Festival & Congress Centre Cinema
    : 2 Slivnitsa Bd, Varna 9000
    Tel: 052 685 000 / 052 608 446
    Three screens, seating for 1,000, 230 and 40 people. Equipped with 35mm/16mm and Dolby sound
  • Cinema and Theatre Bulgaran (in Bulgarian)
    At: 1 Maria Luiza Street, Varna 9000
    Tel: 052 602 828
  • Mustang Cinema
    : 33 Bratia Shkorpil Street, Varna 9000
    Tel: 052 610 333
    Opened in 1997, part of a big multiplex venue situated near the city centre. There are two well-equipped halls with air conditioning
  • Arena Cinemas
    : 186 Vladislav Varnenchik Bd., Mall Varna, Varna 9000
    The cinema has eight cinema halls. Prices vary depending on the time of the day and the day of the week and are higher for 3D Digital Cinema screenings
  • Palace Cinema
    : 10 Vladislav Varnenchik Bd, Varna
    Tel: 052 602 615


  • Cinema Septemvri 
    : 4 Tutrakan St., Burgas 8000
    Tel: 056 844 226
  • Cinema Trakia (in Bulgarian)
    At: 6 Tsar Assen Street, Burgas 8000
    Tel: 056 842 481

Burgas also has an open-air cinema (summer only).


  • Nessebar Cinema 
    : 20 Mesembria St, Nessebar 8230
    Tel: 055 445 714


  • Cinema Apoloniya
    : ul Apolonia, Sozopol
    Small outdoor cinema


  • Elite - Maria Georgieva 
    : 3 Rakovski Street, Yambol 8600
    Tel: 046 663 757

Film Festivals in Bulgaria

Film festivals are popular in Bulgaria and include the famous Sofia International Film Festival. However, there are also a number of special-interest films festivals on the Black Sea Coast which include:

  • In The Palace: International Short Film Festival that takes place in Balchik in June
  • Love is Folly: Romantic film competition in Varna with films competing for the Golden Aphrodita Award. Generally takes place in August/September
  • The Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian Film: Bi-annual festival in Varna presenting feature and short films