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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = cinema
Cinema/movie theater - place for showing movies.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

Used to tag a cinema - a place showing movies (films), generally open to the public for a fee. Commonly referred to as a movie theater in the US.

How to Map

Either add a node Node at the centre of the cinema or trace the building outline as a closed way Area. Add the tag amenity=cinema to the node or closed way. You can also add name=* as well as operator=* (AMC, Carmike, etc) tags if known.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* - The name of the cinema
  • operator=* - The organisation / brand operating the cinema
  • building=cinema - To describe the type of building
  • drive_in=yes/no - To indicate if a cinema is a drive-in cinema. See Wikipedia:Drive-in theater for more information.
  • deaf:description:en=This cinema regularily offers movies with subtitles. - Description / notes relevant to deaf people. Where "en" stands for English.
  • cinema:3D=yes/no - Does the cinema do 3D movies (where you wear the special glasses)
  • screen=* - To indicate the number of screens.
  • min_age=* - For cinemas specialized in age-restricted content


Picture/Description Tags Mapnik Osmarender
Odeon West End London
name=Odeon West End
Cinema-mapnik-poly.png Osmarender cinema.png

See London for a reference.

Other photos

To do

Related terms: <film theatre> <the flicks> <motion picture theater> <the movies> <theater> <cinema> <pictures>