The Cinema is a Landmark unique building in Cities: Skylines.
To unlock the Cinema, you will need to reach a point where you have 4,000 tourists in your city. You’ll also need to reach the Worthy Village milestone (240 – 950 total population, depending on the map).
Once these requirements are fulfilled, you’ll be able to build the Cinema from the Landmarks tab of the Unique Buildings menu for ₡110,000.
Until then, you can hover over the Cinema’s silhouette in the menu to check your progress towards unlocking it.
By default, the Cinema is only available on European-themed maps. However, you can enable this on all maps by going to Content Manager, clicking on Styles, and enabling European/Vanilla.
How To Get 4,000 Tourists To Your City
Bringing more tourists into your city boils down to two things:
- Giving them reasons to visit, and
- Making it more convenient for them to visit
Giving Tourists Places to Visit
Generally, tourists come to a city to visit any of the following things:
- Unique buildings
- Parks & plazas
- Park areas (Parklife DLC)
- Commercial zones (where they spend money like citizens would)
- Football stadium (Matchday DLC)
Having unique buildings will directly affect your city’s attractiveness rating, which determines how many tourists come to visit.
It’s definitely worth it to check out the level 1 and 2 unique building tabs, where you can find unique buildings that you can unlock easily and build fairly cheaply.
If you have the free Match Day DLC, you can also build a football stadium. Although expensive, it attracts a large number of tourists near match days.
Making Your City More Convenient For Tourists
The other major way to boost your tourism is to provide mass transit options for coming into your city.
By default, tourists can initially only come into your city by highway, driving individually.
If you want more tourists coming in at a time, you’ll want to make better use of the outside connections with one or more of these intercity transport hubs that you gain access to as you progress in the game:
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Don’t forget to support these intercity transport options with local routes that bring passengers conveniently to tourists spots (such as unique buildings and park areas).