Project of the week/2010/Sep 19

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Cinemas and Theatres

What are you watching? Cinemas and theatres can provide diversion and entertainment. Some places have thriving tourism economies based on theatre. Other places have numerous jobs for people creating films to ship around the world.

This Project of the Week adds your local cinemas and theatres to the map.


Cinemas and theatres each are suitable to place as a node, a node within a shared-use building, or as a building polygon.

Cinemas vs. theatres

Cinemas show films, theatres show live performances of plays, music, comedy, etc. Many North American cinemas might be called, Something Theatre, but should still be tagged as amenity=cinema.

When a venue shows both recorded and live performances, use your judgement to select either cinema or theatre.


Picture/Description Tags Mapnik Osmarender
Royal Opera House London
Royal Opera House - Floral Hall - Bow Street - London - 240404.jpg
name=Royal Opera House
Theatre-mapnik-poly.png Osmarender theatre.png
Odeon West End London
name=Odeon West End
Cinema-mapnik-poly.png Osmarender cinema.png