The player can watch movies by accessing one of the three cinemas in Los Santos.
While the Cinema Doppler can be purchased by the player, movies cannot be seen there. Numerous other cinemas can be found in the city, but they cannot be accessed.
The player can also bring friends to movies while on activities. Entry costs $20 per person. Most movies are preceded by either a trailer for another film or an advisory about behaviour in the theatre. The player cannot move around once inside, but can move the camera to get a limited view of the theatre and see some of the other people attending the film. The cinema interiors are identical, but the number of people (if any) viewing the film will vary, though never more than a few individuals.
The movie shown will depend on what time of day the cinema is accessed and will not always correspond with what is on the marquee. The cinemas are unique among player-usable businesses in Grand Theft Auto V as they are not open 24 hours a day; between 10pm and 10am, they cannot be accessed. This also applies to Grand Theft Auto Online.
In GTA Online, owners of the Master Penthouse may also view two of the films (Meltdown and Loneliest Robot in Great Britain) in the optional Media Room.
- The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain
- Screens from 10am to 12pm
- Screens from 1pm to 5pm
- Screens from 6pm to 10pm (unlocks after the mission of the same title is completed)
- Die Already 4 - A play on action films like Die Hard.
- I Married my Dad
- Los Santos 2020
- Neurotic Toys - Possibly a reference to the Toy Story series.
- The Simian - A parody of disaster films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes. A trailer can be seen before Meltdown.
- Sequel II - A play on movie sequels in general.
- Water Torture IX
- Meltdown is not supposed to be viewable until after completing the mission of the same title. In the PS3 version, however, it was possible to sometimes see the film before the mission was undertaken. It is also available for viewing in GTA Online, both in cinemas and the Master Penthouse's Media Room.