Valletta Living History is a film created by some of the best in the business. Locally produced by HD Entertainment, it is backed by professionals in the tourism and leisure industries.
The movie was penned by internationally-renowned scriptwriter Jonathan Rich, who has contributed to numerous docu-dramas and leading historical programmes across his varied career. Additionally, it was directed by Vince Briffa, a leading industry professional who has spearheaded numerous projects and films, including the Great Siege of Malta documentary for the BBC.
As one of the most historic spots in the Mediterranean, Valletta is a fantastic place to visit, explore and discover. Now a cosmopolitan city with umpteen great cafes, restaurants and boutiques, Valletta started life during the rule of the Knights of St John. In fact, it is named after Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in the Great Siege of 1565.
Valletta’s Baroque character is a haven for architecture lovers, who will also be able to spot elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern design throughout the city. Additionally, it’s myriad of museums – everything from Fine Art and culture to the popular Palace Armoury – provide plenty of scope for exploration and enjoyable hours spent uncovering the secrets of this unique city.
And after all that, you can immerse yourself in its more modern delights – quality shopping streets, delightful cafes and excellent restaurants, all the perfect end to a wonderful day spent exploring historic Valletta.
Getting to Valletta is simple, no matter what part of the island you are staying in. Follow signs to the capital or, if travelling by bus, stop at the main Valletta Bus Terminal. Follow the city’s main road, Republic Street, until you reach the National Law Courts on your left. Take the next left turning and look out for the Embassy Cinemas.
Valletta Living History is screened at the Embassy Cinemas Valletta. The theatre, which is located on Level -2, has a capacity of 36 seats and is equipped with the latest cinema technology. Once you enter the theatre, you can relax on our comfortable stadium-seating leather seats and enjoy the show.
If you are coming to Valletta by own transport, one can make use of the Park and Ride service which is well signed on accessing the city from Pieta’ and Marsa or Hamrun. A Multi Story Car park (MCP) is situated outside of Valletta and is signed well in advance. The car park is fully accessible with elevators leading to ground level. The path from the car park to The Embassy Cinemas is flat and tarmaced for easy access. The car park is available at a cost and parking is at own risk. There are also other public car-parks just outside Valletta’s city-gate. Another convenient way to enter Valletta is by public transport as all route busses access Valletta and they run frequently. Parking in Valletta is restricted to parking boxes marked in white. Blue and Green boxes are reserved for residents. A number of disabled parking areas are also available around the city. One can also make use of the very efficient boat ferry services from Sliema or Vittoriosa to Valletta, which run from early morning to late evening.
Absolutely. Both children and adults will find the show entertaining and informative.
Yes, we are open every day.
Yes, the entire cinema is wheelchair friendly. Once you enter the premises you will find two elevators taking you to the cinema level. Once you arrive on this level, the whole area can be accessible by wheelchair users, including the theatre, bar and restrooms.
Restroom facilities are located on the same level. Two independent toilets are available for each gender, including a toilet for wheelchair users. The entrance to the toilets is independent by gender and include cubicles and hand-wash areas. All facilities are equipped with hot/cold water. A nappy-changing facility is also available.
The cinema itself has a bar with snacks and drinks. Nearby, you can find a number of catering options, the nearest being Costa just outside our main entrance.
The whole premises are compliant with fire safety procedure. Fire extinguishers are available around the site. The area is also equipped with a fire-sprinkler system and fire alarm. All doors are compliant with fire safety requirements and common-area material is fire-retardant certified.
The cinema has also an emergency exit in addition to the main entrance. A meeting point for emergency exit of the building is located near the Law Courts in Republic Street, almost opposite the main entrance of our building.
Children: 1 free child with every paying adult.
Additional children: €4.00