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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = cinema
A movie theater, a place showing movies. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: leisure
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

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

Set a node or draw as an area along the cinema outline. Tag it with amenity=cinema and name=*.

For outdoor cinemas, you can map the individual screens with man_made=video_wall.

Tags to use in combination

  • operator=* – The organization / brand operating the cinema
  • building=cinema – To describe the type of building
  • outdoor=yes/no – To describe an Open-air-(Outdoor-)cinema. Operating in the Summer-time. See [W] Outdoor cinema for more information.
  • drive_in=yes/no – To indicate if a cinema is a drive-in cinema. See [W] Drive-in theater for more information.
  • deaf:description:en=This cinema regularly 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)
  • cinema:IMAX=yes/no – To indicate if the cinema have IMAX international film standard. See [W] IMAX for more information.
  • screen=* – To indicate the number of screens.
  • min_age=* – For cinemas specialized in age-restricted content.
  • cinema=erotic – For cinemas showing erotic or pornographic videos only. This probably implies min_age=18 in most countries. This should not be used for private video booths; neither for cinemas which occasionally show an age-restricted restricted move.


Picture/Description Tags OSM Carto
Odeon West End London
name=Odeon West End