By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the Cariocas' favorite leisure activities is going to the movies in Rio and it doesn't have to be crowded malls and Hollywood blockbusters. Spread across the city are a couple of great independent movie theaters, which offer a completely different cinema experience, including the latest releases from the Middle East, nice bookstores and good cafeterias.
Part of Rio's history, Cine Odeon, in Centro, is the city's oldest movie theater alive, founded in 1926. Situated in the area known as Cinelândia (Rio's former "Land of . . .