The olive-green Teatro Daniel Zebadúa (pedestrian walkway, Av. 20 de Noviembre and Calle 5 de Febrero, tel. 967/678-1357) regularly presents dramatic performances and cultural expositions in its modern space. Tickets vary depending on the show but typically run US$10–20.
Located on the outskirts of San Cristóbal ’s city center, the cavernous Teatro de las Ciudad Hermanos Domínguez (Diagonal Hermanos Paniagua s/n, tel. 967/678-3637, free–US$50) is the town’s main theater, hosting dramatic productions, music concerts, dance performances, and town-hall meetings. Stop by the tourist office to find out what’s playing while you’re in town.
An artsy meeting place with subtle Asian decor, Kinoki (Calle 1 de Marzo at 5 de Mayo, tel. 967/678-0495, 3:30–11 p.m. daily, US$2–3) has three screening rooms, each smaller than the next but all with comfy couches and reclining chairs. The main theater screens films at 4, 6, and 8 p.m. daily (US$2–3), while the remaining two are private rooms where visitors can watch films “à la carte” from Kinoki’s extensive library (US$3 pp, minimum 2–3 people depending on the room). In the center of it all is a small café, which offers gourmet teas and coffee drinks, homemade baked goods, and light meals; snacks can also be brought to you while you’re watching your favorite movie.
Cinema El Puente (Calle Real de Guadalupe 55, tel. 967/678-3723, US$2.50) is a good option for artsy flicks and documentaries, screening two films every night but Sunday at 6 and 8 p.m.
If you’re hankering to catch the latest blockbuster, Cinépolis (Diagonal Hermanos Paniagua 50, www.cinepolis.com.mx , US$5 adult, US$2.50–3.50 before 6 p.m., US$2.50 all day Wed.) is your place. Most Hollywood films—except for animated ones—are subtitled in Spanish, though it doesn’t hurt to ask if it’s doblada (dubbed).