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Movies in English

The Nuovo Olimpia is closesd for the summer.

Film in the original language are shown at the Fiamma although they are not always in English.

The Barberini ocassionaly shows films in English, usually of hteBlockbuster Action Figure genre.

The Isola del Cinema on the Tiberina island is now showing some films in the original language.

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Late Summer Edition 2017

Note: The Metro A line will be replaced by buses from July 31 through September 3 due to construction of the new C line.

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In August, Rome shutters its windows and retreats from the hot summer sun.  Many restaurants close, others move their tables outside in the relative cool of the evening. Even movie theaters shut down. By the middle of the month, the holiday "Ferragosto" is extended from a single day, August 15th to an extended vacation of two weeks or more, and the natives head for the beaches, the mountains, or more exotic spots. The streets empty out and you can park almost anywhere. We at In Rome Now, having little to report, also close down for the duration. On these pages, we tell you the remainig events of our Estate Romana, our Roman summer. Have fun, stay cool and we'll see you in September.

 July Sounds Good/ Luglio Suono Bene
The annual outdoor festival at the amphitheater, La Cavea, of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Some highlights: Brit Floyd, Pink Floyd tribute show. Friday, July 28; Alvaro Soler, the Spanish Latin pop musician, Sunday, July 30; Alex Britti and Max Gazzé, two of Italy's most popular and accomplished singer-songwriters and guitarists, together for an unusual concert, Monday, July 31-Tuesday, August 1; La Notte delle Tammorre, an evening of the rousing traditional music of southern Italy, Thursday, August 3. more

Rock 'n' Roma
The festival is open again this year at the former race-track in south Rome. Some highlights of the closing weeks: Lo Stato Sociale, Sunday, July 29; . The Offspring, Wednesday, August 2. more

Summertime at the Casa del Jazz
A series of concerts on the lawns of the historic villa near Caracalla that now houses a center for jazz, including concert hall, recording studios, library and restaurant. Remaining concerts: Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers & Eric Harland, Friday, July 28,; Peter Erskine is Dr. Um, Tuesday, August 1; "Swing Night!," Thursday, August 3; Ada Montellanico featuring Giovanni Falzone "Abbey's road, Homage to Abbey Lincoln," Monday, August 7. more"

Opera at the Baths of Caracalla
Each summer, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma presents a series of concerts and events out of doors against the splendid backdrop of the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. The Carmen is a new production with a stellar cast including Veronica Simeoni in the title role, Roberto Aranica as Don José, and  Alexander Vinogradov as Escamilo, all on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera. Through August 4- The season continues with Tosca (through August 8) featuring a cast of world-renowned singers, including Tatiana Serjan in the title role, Giorgio Berrugi  as Cavaradossi and Roberto Frontali as Scarpia, all with the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala and the Royal Opera London on their resumés. Plus, a revival of the Opera di Roma production of Verdi's Nabucco (through- August 9). more

Concerto nel Parco
Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio-Credo, the extraordinary ensemble composed of musicians from a wide range of countries with divergent musical styles, presents an inter-religious oratorio using original music and works by Gioachino Rossini, Benjamin Britten, Guillame de Machaut, Saturday, July 29. Morgan e i suoi Imprevisti, the singer best-known as a judge on Italian TV's "X Factor," ,in a solo program with piano; Sunday, July 30. Nando Citarella & Tamburi del Vesuvio, traditional music of Southern Italy, Wednesday,  August 2. more
Botero, works by the acclaimed Colombian painter and sculptor is open athe Complesso del Vittoriano, as is a retrospective of 200 works by Giovanni Boldini, the portrait and genre painter of the Belle Epoque.Silvia Codignola - Autobiografia della Madre, more than 40 works exploring the relationship between mother and son is at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Piranesi. La fabbria dell’utopia, some 200 works by the great 18th century artist is at the Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi. Da Caravaggio a Bernini, a selection of paintings and sculpture by Caravaggio and Bernini,on loand from the Spanish crown is at the Scuderie del Quirinale. Spartaco. Schiavi e padroni a Roma an exhibition revealing the complex world of ancient Roman slaves, starting with the last major slave revolt led by Spartacus is at the Museo Ara Pacis.

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