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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
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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 Wikipedia:Outdoor_cinema for more information.
  • 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 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 Wikipedia:IMAX for more information.
  • screen=* - To indicate the number of screens.
  • min_age=* - For cinemas specialized in age-restricted content


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