Modernity changed the face of the city by putting an end to small neighbourhood cinemas that used to show two films in a day.
Today there are many cinemas, but the most important are those that are called “complejos” (complexes) which have many screens. They are located in the shopping malls and in the wealthier neighbourhoods of the city.
The offerings include the best international titles, with Hollywood especially well represented, some European films and films from other countries. There is also a wide selection of nationally produced cinema.
There are two international events of note in Argentina: the International Film Festival that takes place in Mar de Plata during the month of March and the Independent Film Festival that takes place in the city during the month of April.