Takarazuka was once a city of film. In days gone by, it was home to a film production studio, where greats like Yasujirō Ozu and Keisuike Kinoshita shot their work. Cine Pipia is a publicly built and privately run movie theater. It’s categorized as a “mini theater” in Japan— a small movie theater that runs unique programs featuring art-house films and old classics. Despite its size, it boasts one of the best movie sound systems in Japan, with Dolby Digital and DTS delivered through Meyer speakers. Every autumn, movie buffs descend on Cine Pipia for the Takarazuka Film Festival.
|Name||Takarazuka Cine Pipia|
Cine Pipia is the only movie theater in Takarazuka. It has two screens with 50 seats each. It shows first-run films and past favorites from Japan and overseas. The movie selections make it popular with film buffs.
|Address||5F Pipia Mefu, 2-5-1 Mefu, Takarazuka Directions|
|Access||1 min. walk from Hankyu Mefu-jinja Station|
|Hours||Varies depending on the film being shown|
|Closed||Dec. 31, Jan. 1|
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