Inaugurated in 1981, the Filmoteca is today one of Barcelona’s most popular destinations for movie lovers, all type of movies old and new.
The Film Library was originally located on the Travessera de Gracià but in 1991 was moved to the old cinema Aquitania in Av. of Sarrià, where had 100,000 visitors per year. However
they needed a bigger place and in 2012 they moved to the Plaça Salvador Segui in the heart of the Raval Quarter.
The building of 7,515 square meters distributed in six floors including two projection rooms with capacity for 360 and 175 visitors. This project was awarded to the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo. The relocation has proved a completely success and the center continues to attract growing numbers of visitors each year.
In addition to the projection rooms, the Filmoteca has also a library which contains thousands of books, magazines, DVDs and other media relating to cinematography and film.