Cinema Modernissimo is a historic movie theater in the center of Bologna, at the intersection of Via Rizzoli and Piazza Re Enzo, and has always been a popular landmark for Bologna's movie-going public.
In the early 20th century, Bologna changed its urban layout. Several medieval palaces were demolished and construction began on Palazzo Ronzani, a multipurpose building designed by architect Pontoni. Located in Via Rizzoli, the building housed an underground theater, later converted into a movie theater in 1915. The movie theater remained active until 2007 under the name Cinema Arcobaleno.
A new project was born to revive the historic movie theater, which was "baptized" by director Martin Scorsese during his visit to Bologna in June 2023. The new Cinema Modernissimo, which opened on November 21, 2023, represents a pearl in the heart of Bologna for the whole city and for all cinema lovers.