The Project

A cultural space open to all, with a cutting-edge movie theater, a study room open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, a foyer-bar, and a beautiful terrace

Cinema Troisi is a unique space in the European landscape: a historic movie theater with 300 seats in the center of Rome, restored to the city and equipped with the most advanced projection technologies. It includes a study room-library, a foyer-bar, a bright terrace, and a multifunctional space for exhibitions and events.

It is the culmination of the decade-long dream for which the Foundation Piccolo America was born: to create a cultural place, an island that wasn’t there for those who, like us, want to live in the center of the Capital from the periphery. Troisi aims to be a gym of democracy and a laboratory of social relations that can, over time, also experiment with a model for the revival of the role of the movie theater in the social fabric of the city. The goal is to create a place for discussion where everyone can feel at home, primarily but not exclusively, for big screen lovers.

Cinema Troisi aims to be a new and “inclusive” cinema (in terms of tastes, audience, proposals, programming choices) and at the same time a space open to culture in its broadest sense. Hence the idea of a theater that is also a vehicle for knowledge-building and transmission, which young people can discover or rediscover thanks to the complementary offer to the film programming, a space where they can study, plan, and discuss for free.


The movie theater, which has 298 seats plus two spots for people with disabilities, is equipped with a state-of-the-art 4K Barco projector and an additional laser Barco video projector for conferences and subtitles. The Harkness screen with a 1.4 gain ensures the best brightness and color rendition, fully meeting the highest DCI standards. Discover the entire Cinema Troisi program.

The Dolby 7.1 surround sound system was designed by Cinemeccanica technicians, following an in-depth acoustic analysis by architect Eleonora Strada, who modified the inclination of the false ceilings and provided for the use of cutting-edge soundproofing materials for the walls and anti-reverberation fabrics.

The theater, also equipped with a system for hearing-impaired and visually-impaired people to ensure accessibility to all screenings, has theatrical lights with profile spots and moving heads for meetings, monologues, and theatrical performances, as well as the ability to control lighting via an app and remotely. The armchairs, the “Comfort” model by Cinearredo, customized at the architects’ request to improve seating and aesthetics, feature a bordeaux shade inspired by the iconic jerseys of Piccolo America.


The Study Room offers 45 indoor workstations, ergonomic seating. It is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and accessible to anyone: a one-of-a-kind feature throughout Italy. Moreover, thanks to the terrace made accessible by the restoration works, the study spaces increase to a total of 80, and even outdoors, they are equipped with every comfort for reading, working, and studying.

The study room, the movie theater, the foyer-bar, and the entire Troisi are covered by a free internet network with a speed of 1Gbit/s in both download and upload, usable via ethernet and wifi, sponsored by TIM and with the support of DiscoLazio.

Like the movie theater, both the study room and the terrace are free of any architectural barriers, thanks to the state-of-the-art stair lift located at the entrance stairs to the cinema and those leading to the upper floor. The internal stairs have been embellished with a colossal wall artwork by Lorenzo Terranera, an artist and illustrator, who painted the walls depicting the 10-year experience of Piccolo America (2011-2021).

The photos are by Flavia Rossi