They love going to cinemas & Movies in Berlin and hearing quotes of this kind:
„I like it when you stink, Butch.“
For „die-hard“ cineastes, life without movie and films would be simply unimaginable.
And fortunately it is not necessary to imagine this „horror scenario“ any further, because the good news is:
There are – still – enough beautiful cinemas that know how to convince their „film-crazy“ visitors not only with a carefully selected programme but also with an extraordinary atmosphere.
Info for our guests:
Movie programme Berlin:
What’s on at the cinema today?
Here you will find the current and complete programme and further information:
Hier finden Sie das aktuelle und komplette Programm und weitere Infos:
https://www.kino.de/kinoprogramm/stadt/bln/ – Overview of all houses with current programme
http://www.berlinien.de/kino/ – current dates and extensive information about the films and the respective cinema.
http://www.kinokompendium.de/ – detailed description of each Berlin cinema stop with many pictures, also closed and forgotten locations
https://www.bln.de/kino/_bin/index.php – City portal with descriptions, film reviews & picture galleries & cinema programme
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorie:Kino – Wikipedia Everything at a glance
https://www.zitty.de/ – city magazine since 1977 with large cinema section, published every 2 weeks on the newsstand, since 2020 only online
https://www.tip-bln.de/ – Coming soon to the cinema? has been in the city magazine Tip since 1971, every 2 weeks on the newsstand.
http://www.filmstarts.de/filme-imkino/neu/ – he new releases of the week
https://www.kino.de/filme/aktuell/ – Latest flicks and a preview of current films coming soon
https://www.moviejones.de/filmstarts/aktuell-im-kino/ – Going to the Movie theatre today? Which flicks are currently playing on the big screen and which new films are really worth watching.
According to districts
So the motto is also – and especially here : „The (German) cinema – it’s alive!“. No wonder, after all, we are not only dealing with the German capital, but also with the „home“ of the Berlinale – one of the biggest film festivals worldwide!
The following venues give a small impression of what the metropolis has to offer in terms of „film“:
We have arranged them by district:
Astor Film Lounge
The Astor Film Lounge on Kurfürstendamm is known for its glamorous atmosphere, high-quality furnishings and service directly on the square.
Known as „Kino im Kindl“ in the 1950s, the Astor opened in 2008 under a new name by multiplex pioneer Flebbe. Europe’s first film lounge is located in a listed hall and impresses with its special service: whether cocktails or finger food – all snacks are served on the spot by the Astor Film Lounge service team.
In the Astor, you can marvel at current films as well as classics such as „The Nutcracker“ and „Faust“. In comfortable, adjustable leather armchairs and the highly architectural hall with a 50s feel, visitors can enjoy themselves here.
Cinema Paris on Kurfürstendamm mainly shows French-language and European films. Cineastes can enjoy both original versions with subtitles and dubbed films in the historic „Maison de France“ building.
In 1950, the C. Paris opened, showed sophisticated productions and won over Francophiles worldwide. In 1993, the „Maison de France“ was listed as Berlin’s thousandth monument. To this day, the popular and glamorous film theatre, which for years was the venue for the Berlinale, shows French classics and new releases.
Important personalities of French cinema have already passed through the Cinema Paris. Whether Gérard Depardieu, Alain Delon or Juliette Binoche – the movie still welcomes the important French film world today.
Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo
The premiere theatre and Delphi Filmpalast is located in the Charlottenburg district at Bahnhof Zoo. It is one of the most important premiere venues in the German capital. The magnificent building houses the largest programme hall in Germany to date. The Delphi Filmpalast has hosted the Berlinale for decades.
The building was constructed in 1927/1928 and designed by the architect Bernhard Sehring. After its completion, it initially served as a dance hall where outstanding dance orchestras (Ben Berlin, Heinz Wehner and Teddy Stauffer) performed.
In 1949, the Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo was reopened after complete renovation.
Located directly at the Zoo railway station, which is known far beyond the city’s borders, a total of 7 screens await cineastes from all over the city (and the surrounding area) at the „Delphi Lux“. The „youngest cinema in the city“ (as the „Delphi Lux“ says about the „Delphi Lux“) belongs to the renowned Yorck Group and knows how to convince even the most demanding cineastes with the digital technology used here. But that’s not all: special attention has been paid to the décor, the acoustics and the special lighting. Everything to ensure that nothing stands in the way of an unadulterated film experience! All in all, the „Delphi Lux“ – where feature films as well as sophisticated documentaries and films in the original version can be seen – offers space for up to 600 visitors.
Filmkust 66 in Charlottenburg’s Bleibtreustrasse celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011 and has experienced a true success story during this time. First opened by a pioneer of the scene Franz Stadler, it was later taken over by Tanja and Regina Ziegler who now run this special house with the same enthusiasm.
The rather small house has 2 halls with either 156 or 50 seats. Here, the audience can enjoy very high-quality selected films that are otherwise rarely shown in commercial halls. It is also possible to rent the halls for private screenings.
House of the Berlin Festival
The „Haus der Berliner Festspiele“ theatre as people know it today was only opened as such in 2001. It was originally run as the „Theater der Freien Volksbühne“ in 1963 under the direction of Erwin Piscator and later under ever-changing directors.
The architect of the building, Fritz Bornemann, can count it, along with the Deutsche Oper, among his most famous designs.
Since 2001, the theatre has once again been the venue for festivals, productions, readings and concerts of all kinds throughout the year. But it’s not only international artists who come here for their performances – the Haus der Festspiele with its total of 1,003 seats and in-house catering can also be rented privately.
The Kant, which opened a year before the First World War as the „Kant Lichtspiele“, is one of the oldest houses in the city.
Rather inconspicuous from the outside, the place opens up a world of exclusively selected European and international films, documentaries, off-productions and children’s programmes.
After two renovations, halls 2-5 were added. The large hall 1, however, has remained until today and takes the guests of the Kant back to times gone by.
The Zoo Palast looks back on an amazing and above all long history. It is located in the western centre of Charlottenburg. After a fundamental renovation, it was reopened in November 2013 and since then the famous movies has hosted the famous Berlinale every year. In total, visitors can take their seats in over 1,700 seats. The chosen design and architecture is reminiscent of the great era of light theatres. The palace explicitly advertises this. On site, visitors can choose a successful mixture of a unique ambience and innovative technical components. There are 7 individually designed halls on site. The rooms are furnished with perfectly shaped and, above all, comfortable leather armchairs. At the same time, there are boxes with on-site service at the seats. Enjoyment and well-being are these simple components that become the recipe for success here.
b-ware! Shop cinema
The b-ware! Ladenkino on Gärtnerstraße describes itself as a cinema with a bar where current films are shown. The extraordinary thing about this movie theatre is the unique design of the rooms. While one room resembles a trendy bar, the next room feels like a living room and invites you to enjoy a cosy coffee.
In this ambience, the audience can always choose from a wide range of programmes at very reasonable prices for young and old. A great experience for every cineaste is guaranteed here.
The Intimes is a typical cinema that has been in existence since 1933. It is located on the corner of Boxhagenerstrasse and is one of the few film theatres that have been maintained almost continuously to this day. The entrance is particularly strikingly designed in the style of the 1970s. However, as it has to operate at optimum cost, the neon sign above the entrance is only activated for a short time in the evening. The foyer is kept small and puristic. Visitors can choose from a wide range of sweets in this area. Next to the place is a cosy café that invites you to get together before – and after – your visit. The hall of Intimes is also designed in the style of the 1970s. The walls are decorated in a heavy brown velvet as well as brown wood. The programme is varied. It is characterised above all by a considerable number of regular visitors.
Tilsit Light Plays
The Tilsiter Lichtspiele opened in 1908 and is the second oldest movie theatre in the city. It is located in Richard-Sorge-Straße in the Friedrichshain district in the front building of an old building. In addition to two auditoriums, the legendary cinema has a pub and its own brewery. The cinema was closed in 1961. It was reopened in 1994 by a team of dedicated artists. The actual auditorium is located in a back room. In 2012, the Tilsiter Lichtspiele was expanded with the Haus der Zukunft. The Tilsiter Lichtspiele provides East Berlin with the latest new releases, children’s shows, trash and beer from the in-house brewery.
UCI Kinowelt Friedrichshain
It opened in Friedrichshain in 1998. It was the third multiplex in the capital. The Traumfabrik was equipped with 8 screens and 2095 seats. From the outside, it has a rather inconspicuous chic. It is discreetly painted yellow and has no windows. This design seems rather alienating to many visitors. The place offers a highly topical programme for young and old. The options for snacks and smaller meals are also very good on site.
The „Zukunft am Ostkreuz“ in Friedrichshain is more than just a cinema. Here you will find everything your heart could desire in one place.
The Haus Zukunft offers performances in 2 halls, an open-air area „Pompeii“ including a journey back in time to antiquity, theatre, jazz bar, folk bar, a piano salon, a picture gallery, a brewery, a pub, a bar, as well as a beer garden with open-air stage in summer, every day programme. In addition, the open-air movies is the longest running in the city every year. Haus Zukunft offers a new German format
. It supports young German films to help them get started and stay there.
The Palast CineStar Hellersdorf was opened on 11 September 1997. It is located in a shopping centre in Hellersdorf at Stendaler Straße No. 25. This cinema is the first multiplex in the capital. Originally, the CineStar had twelve auditoriums. Five of them were converted into the largest high-wire theatre here for economic reasons.
The halls offer space for 1470 visitors. The building houses a variety of retail outlets, several cosy restaurants and cafés, and a gym.
In addition to current films, films are also shown that are usually only shown in art house.
Hellersdorf is home to a number of smaller cinemas, such as the Kino Kiste. The history of this location began as early as 1913. The actual start of the socio-cultural project was in 1991. Originally conceived as an ABM measure, the project expanded further. From the very beginning, regular film screenings were initiated. Despite its close proximity to the CineStar Hellersdorf, which opened not far from the Kiste, it still exists today. It offers a hall that has room for 37 spectators and is very spacious. The cantilever chairs found there offer a light seating comfort and originate from the Palast der Republik. The ambience is historically chic and invites you to linger.
The CineMotion Hohenschönhausen was opened on 11 December 1998. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Hohenschönhausen long-distance and S-Bahn station at Wartenbergerstrasse No. 174. The multiplex offers a total of 9 screens with about 2000 seats. It also has an arcade and a small restaurant. The programme consists mainly of dubbed Hollywood films. All auditoriums feature wide seat spacing and a high pitch angle for a perfect view of the screen. They are built to THX standards and equipped with Dolby Digital and digital projection. The entrances are designed for disabled access.
The operators have come up with something special for once. The Spreehöfe are located in two old buildings that were previously home to large-scale industry. In this way, these buildings were protected from decay and demolition. Now there are a total of 5 rooms in the buildings, and there is a lot on offer here. A visit that is guaranteed to be worthwhile, even if you only admire the buildings. The buildings are connected by a large bridge, which underlines their uniqueness. In addition, there are 5 halls that have been individually designed. A theatre that offers more than just films.
What opened in 1872 as a dance hall is now known as the Filmtheater Union. Some people talk of a miracle when they think that it is still among the people, because the Filmtheater Union has had to endure a lot in the past years, from bombs and closures to fires.
Since the young architect Matthias Stütz rented it in 2003, however, things have been going steadily uphill. The Union has become the cultural centre of Friedrichhagens.
Guests will find all kinds of bizarre things here, such as a separate smoking area or seating areas like in an American diner. The programme is as unique as the décor. From balls to entrepreneurs‘ breakfasts, reading evenings, senior citizens‘ film series or dance events, everything is here.
The Babylon is one of the traditional and most popular cinemas. It opened in 1955 as HELO in an old apartment building, where it showed „western films“ to its visitors, who often came from the eastern part, in the border area between the Russian and American sectors; for a short time afterwards it ran under the name „Kent“ with Turkish programming.
Today it is known for its broad band of special events and the exclusive screening of films in the original version with German subtitles. Today, nothing can be seen of the ruins of the old residential building inside the film stage since the end of the 1980s.
Eiszeit, located in Kreuzberg since 1985, closed its doors on 18 May 2018. Trouble with the landlord and insolvency proceedings made it impossible for the operators to keep the small oneod longer.
In the beginning, it consisted of two small halls in a backyard. At the turn of the millennium, the small Eiszeit began a complete reboot in order to compete with the large multiplex areas. A few years later it was enlarged and a bar and restaurant were added. Nevertheless, it soon had to file for insolvency and close down.
fsk at Oranienplatz
The fsk on Oranienplatz is located in the trendy district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, which is particularly popular with young people. A colourful mix of alternative lifestyle and creativity meets here. Bars line up with clubs and in between lies the hip fsk.
Like the district in which it is located, the fsk is extravagant and proud of it. It advertises itself as showing independent film art and is not „mainstream“. By the way, fsk stands for Flugzeugsesselkino (aeroplane seat cinema) and refers to the first seating in the movie, which were aeroplane seats. A visit to the fsk remains an experience in the film sector as well. The films, which come from all over the world, are often shown in the original version with subtitles and thus offer a completely different experience.
A cosy little cinema on Kottbusser Damm, showing modern movie theatre as well as classics and arthouse films on three screens. The programme is extensive and changes regularly.
In 1907 Alfred Topp founded the Kinematographen-Theater on the first floor of his residential and commercial building. It quickly lost the name Topps, from which – it is reported – the term Kintopp emerged.
Since 1984 it has borne its present name Moviemento. A cult with lots of charm and fresh popcorn.
The Regenbogen Kreuzberg, offers an exciting and varied children’s programme from Thursday to Sunday. This programme is particularly suitable for kindergartens, school groups and children from the neighbourhood. Equipped with two Meopta projectors from Czechoslovakia and good speakers, the cinema provides a pleasant experience. The interior consists mostly of comfortable armchairs and seats. Film series, short films, documentaries and small work shows for adults are also offered. Playing times are from Friday to Monday. For special events, the Regenbogen also offers a late show at 10:30 pm.
If you want to visit a very unusual place, you should go to Sputnik. Here it was housed in a back building, whereby it is the third back courtyard. But here everything is a little different, because the hall is on the fifth floor of the complex. There, everyone at the bar has a wonderful view over part of the city. Unusual and unique, the way the house was designed. In addition, a certain Kreuzberg charm is evident here, which every visitor feels directly. Moving history that is directly tangible for everyone.
The Yorck in Kreuzberg has two halls with 228 and 95 seats. It is the home of a series of art house cinemas that show sophisticated European films against the mainstream. The Yorck’s regular repertoire includes an ambitious kindergarten and school film programme every morning.
The Yorck opened its doors as early as 1953 in Riehmer’s Hofgarten, a listed building ensemble from the Gründerzeit on Yorckstrasse. In 1977,
Georg Kloster and Knit Steenwerth, among others, took over the
run-down building on the Kiez. In the 1980s, the film theatre got its second, smaller auditorium, the NEW YORCK. And in 2012, it switched to digital technology. The Yorck Group now includes 12 film theatres and an open-air movie.
Those who wish can purchase a gift set that includes a drink and popcorn with the film or an annual pass for over 350 films a year.
UCI Kinowelt at Eastgate
The cinema at Eastgate in Märkische Allee 176 – 178 is part of the large „UCI family“ and has many special features to offer. Since 2012, visitors have been able to benefit from the amenities of the so-called „iSens“ auditorium. This standard – which guarantees enjoyment at its best – includes an exceptionally large screen as well as particularly comfortable „luxury VIP“ chairs and the innovative „Dolby Atmos sound system“. It goes without saying that the „digital – 3D technology“ in this house is also state-of-the-art. All the halls have wheelchair spaces and the „UCI Welt“ at Eastgate also has a restaurant, a bowling alley and many other leisure facilities.
The Acud has existed since 1991, initially under the name Duca. In 1995, the name was changed to Acud. In the course of its existence, this cinema has already gone through a variety of economic downs. The programme here is especially geared towards a young audience, which makes up over 80% of the programme. On site, visitors also regularly find so-called retroperspectives on various themes, anniversaries and current occasions. They also feature films in original versions, which are important in this context. Short films and documentaries, which can be found in the daily programme, account for approx. 25.00 %. The programme has already received several awards in recent years.
The Babylon is located in Mitte. It is located in the listed Rosa Luxemburg House, which was built in 1928/1929 according to the plans of the architect Hans Poelzig. The building was rebuilt in 1948.
In 1999, the Babylon was completely renovated. The costs for this amounted to about ten million DM. 60 per cent of the renovation costs were financed by the state from the budget for urban monument protection.
The Babylon is the most popular art house cinema in the capital and host of the Berli-nale. First-class films are shown in the original language.
Afterwards, the nightlife in Mitte, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain offers further entertainment options.
The Central at Hackescher Markt is one of the most unusual venues. Whether arthouse, classics, film premieres or special events, visitors to Central see films far removed from the mainstream.
Located in the backyard of the „Haus Schwarzenberg“, Central attracts visitors with non-commercial and even weird films, many of them in the original version with subtitles. Cineastes can make themselves comfortable in the two small halls. The extensive children’s film programme also makes the Central a place to go for families.
The Central Mitte opened in 1996 and since then it is hard to imagine Hackescher Markt without it, also as a venue for the Beta Medienfestival.
CineStar CUBIX Alexanderplatz
An imposing glass cube at Alexanderplatz has housed the CineStar CUBIX since 2001. The multiplex has nine screens on five floors and the basement, the largest of which seats 722 visitors. Screens of up to 100 square metres and state-of-the-art sound make a visit in comfortable armchairs a highlight, also in 3D.
At six box-office locations, visitors can read the times and free seats of the individual films on monitors. Numerous snack counters make the wait for the start of the screenings entertaining and pleasant.
The Alextreff youth club, which was very popular in the GDR, used to stand on the site of today’s CineStar CUBIX. A reminder of this discotheque can still be found in the CUBIX in the foyer on the third floor in the form of the lettering Alextreff on the wall.
Since 2014, the all-round view of Alexanderplatz from the upper floors has unfortunately been somewhat restricted by the new commercial building opposite.
The Friedrichstadt-Palast screen is probably one of the most magnificent movie theatres in the city. It is located in the heart of the city in Mitte, right next to Alexanderplatz. Since 2009, the palace has been the venue for the „International Film Festival“, or „Berlinale“. Many stars come here for the premiere. At this time, the latest films are then shown in advance. But there are also numerous screenings during the day outside the festival.
Inside the building there is also the restaurant „La Diva“.
In addition, free Wi-Fi is available in the hall and the foyer. All you have to do is register via Facebook.
The entire location is equipped for the disabled.
There is room for 1895 people in the large hall 1.
The Hackesche Höfe Cinema is one with a very special charm. Very centrally located in Mitte, the Hackesche Höfe shows independent films and selected flicks in the original. The hall is rather small. This makes it all the more atmospheric. The latest screen technology is also used here. Film lovers who do not attach great importance to mainstream are in good hands here. Of course, snacks and drinks can be purchased on site to sweeten the movie experience.
One room can seat up to 100 people, the second room can seat 140.
The International was opened in 1963. It is located on Frankfurter Allee (formerly Stalinallee) in former East Berlin. It was already used as a DEFA premiere house in GDR times. Since 1990 it has been the annual venue for the Berlinale. This cinema is not a multiplex, but a beautiful solitary building decorated with reliefs on the sides. It has a large foyer from which the staircases to the halls lead off to the side. O-films are often shown in the International. The bar offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the boulevard.
The cinema is located in the Russian House of Science and Culture at Friedrichstraße No. 176 – 179. Various event rooms are located on an area of approximately 29,000 square metres. The film theatre has seats for 186 spectators. The building also houses a spacious two-storey foyer, a music salon, four exhibition rooms and a concert hall with 500 seats. The movie is a regular venue for the Russian Film Week. Russian films, some with German subtitles, are shown in Dolby Stereo or Stereo in the fully air-conditioned film theatre, which is accessible to the disabled.
The Zeughaus is not a film theatre like any other but a rather nostalgic place that is part of the German Historical Museum. The hall is located in the Zeughaus, which is one of the oldest buildings on the boulevard and once housed an arsenal. Truly a place steeped in history.
It was renovated in 2004 and now seats 164 spectators. It has a separate entrance via Spreestraße and is not accessible via the museum.
The building invites the viewer on a journey into history by showing only films that are rarely seen, including silent films that are often accompanied by a pianist and live ensembles.
The Z-inema offers more than just a simple experience. Film series, productions, theatre, performances and readings take place here regularly and provide varied entertainment. The Kintopp in Mitte has a hall with space for 35 visitors. It is 60 square metres in size. Small wall lamps with glass bead shades create a cosy atmosphere. The ceiling of the room is covered with red folded fabric. The screen is located at the end of the hall. The location is easy to reach by bus or tram. From 2 July to 03 September the summer break begins.
CINEPLEX – Neukölln
After a shopping spree in the Neukölln Arcaden, visitors can settle down in the comfortable armchairs of the CINEPLEX, formerly „Karl Marx Lichtspiele“. With a total of 9 screens that can seat 2,500 guests, this is one of the largest cinemas in Germany.
But not only because of the modern equipment and surround sound, but especially because of the varied programme, every visitor gets his money’s worth here. The CINEPLEX Neukölln offers current blockbusters from all genres, films in their original version with German subtitles, school and day-care programmes and regular special events.
Il Kino opened in November 2014. Located in the Neukölln district at Nansenstraße No. 22, it has an inviting bar decorated with posters by Polish artists. On Sundays, the bar offers Italian buffet. The auditorium, which is accessible to the disabled, seats 55 spectators and is equipped with an innovative digital and sound system. Only international films are shown in the original language in this cinema. It shows films that are sought in vain in other cinemas. Here, the colloquial language is English. The programme of the house is aimed in particular at new foreign citizens of the city.
A former variety theatre with a wonderful atmosphere near Hermannplatz is now home to Neues Off. The film theatre, which belongs to the Yorck Group, is decorated in 1950s style, blue seating, white upholstered walls and a turquoise curtain spread an atmosphere of the good old days. There is only one auditorium with 187 seats, but it has a unique charm. In the foyer there is a red nostalgic counter on which one of the most famous landmarks is enthroned: the Sarotti Moor, for a long time the logo of today’s chocolate manufacturer Stollwerck.
Films are shown in the New Off Arthouse, often in the original version with subtitles.
What originated in 1908 as the „Rixdorfer Gesellschaftshaus“ and opened in 1910 as the „Excelsior“ is now known as the „Passage“. The foyer, which can be reached via two doors, may seem a little restless for some visitors, but this does not change the unique feeling at the sight of elegance from past times mixed with colourful neon lights. The staircase leading up to halls 1 and 2 and down to halls 3 and 4 is still well preserved and demonstrates the true age of the building, as does the historically faithful reconstruction of hall 1. Once a month, the smallest fans gather here for the „Spatzenkino“ (sparrow cinema), sneak previews are held on Tuesdays and the Berlinale and the Interfilm short film festival are also regular guests.
In addition to mainstream and children’s films, the Rollberg screens located in the heart of Neukölln offer a whole range of arthouse productions. The current Kintopp, active since 1996, is located in „Kindl Boulevard“ and continues the tradition that has existed there since 1926.
Five cosy halls offer a film atmosphere away from the masses. The „Rollberg“ also sees itself in particular as a sophisticated neighbourhood movie and shows a variety of indie productions as well as the greatest density of original versions with subtitles.
The Rollberg houses are an insider tip that promises the connoisseur a special atmosphere at attractive prices. Especially for discerning cineastes, the Rollberg of the Yorck Group is worth a visit.
UCI Kinowelt Gropius Passage
The UCI is equipped with 6 theatres with more than 1,700 seats and with some separate wheelchair seats. The popular palace is located in Neukölln and provides comfortable fun for young and old. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 2pm, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as public holidays and holidays from 12pm. Ticket sales open 30 minutes before the programme. Parking is available for all visitors in multi-storey car park 2. The modern theatre offers an exciting and varied programme for the whole family, as well as a pleasant sound.
This cosy cinema, consisting of two halls, a studio and a bar that can be visited separately, focuses on the well-being of its visitors and on leaving behind beautiful memories. The first room has 49 seats, the second room has room for 40 people. Both halls were planned together with filmmakers for an unforgettable and optimised experience. In addition to regular boxbusters, the Wolf also plays films that don’t get a regular release in Germany to get people excited about them.
Like most cinemas, the „Blue Star“ is a very old theatre with a long tradition. Today it is run by the York Group. When it opened in the 1930s, it was known as the „Bismark-Lichtspiele“. As early as 1946 it was given the name Blauer Stern. In 1987 it was completely closed. In 1996, however, it was renovated and reopened under a new operator. It has a total of 2 auditoriums and 239 seats. The „Blauer Stern“ is particularly distinguished by its comprehensive programme for children.
Filmtheatre at the Friedrichshain
No less a figure than film director Michael Verhoeven saved the FaF from demolition after reunification. It was to make way for an office building. The FaF in Prenzlauer Berg, planned by the famous architect Otto Werner, was then rebuilt and since its reopening has impressed with its old façade with a wide flight of steps and, in summer, also with a beautiful beer garden. The entrée is spacious and modern in design. Inside, five halls were created from one hall, with a total of over 800 seats.
FaF has a very diverse film programme where everyone from young to old can enjoy their evening.
Kino in the Kulturbrauerei
Cinestar opened over 20 years ago and is one of the most popular venues. The concerts, the exhibitions and the festivals have been visited by 8.5 million people since then. With 8 halls and 1583 seats, it is a real experience. It is easy to reach by underground, S-Bahn, tram and even night bus. It is also possible to arrive by car, as there is a large multi-storey car park close to the Cinestar. There are also several disabled parking spaces in front of the venue. This location offers various events 365 days a year.
Time has stood still a bit at the Krokodil in Greifenhagener Straße. But that’s what makes this small, ambitious Russian cinema so charming. That and its programme. Owner Ganriel Hageni attaches great importance to the quality of the films he personally selects. The Krokodil, with 72 seats, shows only contemporary Russian films and/or classics as well as films from Eastern Europe. All films are shown in the original language with subtitles, which especially pleases Russians living here and anyone who wants to escape the great mass film taste.
In the foyer, by the way, the name-giver hangs under the ceiling: a large crocodile. And at the bar you can get delicious lard sandwiches to go with Russian beer.
Rays of hope
The independent Programmkino in Prenzlauer Berg, which was founded in 1994 as „Stattkino e.V.“ and began with films on political topics, has 32 seats and today not only regularly plays current films, but also has numerous classics, as well as retrospectives, documentaries and politically committed productions firmly in its programme. On weekends, young fans get their money’s worth here at the children’s screening. The Lichtblick, which resides in the oldest house in Prenzlauer Berg, the former salesroom and flat of a butcher, is also one of the smallest in the city.
In the middle of Prenzlauer Berg is something very special. Cinema and gastronomy have been cleverly combined with a lot of charm at „Saal 2“. The cocktail bar „Chaostheorie“ is vegan and very popular with visitors. This bar was one of the first vegan bars in Germany.
As it is right now, the „Saal 2“ was only reopened on 2.05.2018. Before that it had been closed unused for 2 years.
The hall is small. With 28 seats, it is probably the smallest house in the PB.
Nevertheless, it is worth a visit, because the combination is unique and cosy for nice evenings.
UCI Kinowelt Colosseum
Even the outer sight of the UCI Colosseum is an experience. The impressive brick façade is a listed building and looks back on a long history. On entering, the spacious foyer also impresses its visitors. The compilation is always up to date and also offers many online services in terms of ticket reservations, programme previews and trailers. Visitors can view the venue itself online in a 360-degree video.
All but one of the auditoriums are equipped with wheelchair seating. All sanitary facilities have also been converted to be wheelchair accessible.
It is located in the Helmholtzkiez district, just north-east of Mitte.
The imposing movie theatre in the halls at the Borsig Tower has nine auditoriums with a total of 1500 seats. Modern and, after the renovation, with very comfortable seats. In front of the entrance, the CineStar logo is emblazoned in metal on the floor, like on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
An escalator leads comfortably to the foyer on the first floor or, for the more athletic, a parallel staircase.
Spaciously designed box office and snack counters with seating areas prevent long waits and invite you to enjoy a snack beforehand.
Blockbusters and current films are shown, also for children. Sunday is Happy Family Day.
Cinema at Bundesallee 111
The Cinema at Bundesallee 111 has evolved from a former silent movie palace and specialises in films that are about to be released on DVD. Located in Steglitz (Friedenau), the „Cinema“, which has only one auditorium, offers programme kino in a family atmosphere.
Belonging to the CINEPLEX group, the venue sees itself as a high-quality addition to the current programme and focuses on class instead of mass.
Opened in 1935, the Cosima Filmtheater in Schöneberg is, together with the Bundesplatz Studio, one of the oldest family-run businesses and has been run by the same theatre management since the 1960s. The small, Art Deco-style movie , embedded in a residential building, survived the Second World War virtually undamaged and was able to quickly restore its operations. Here, visitors feel transported back to old times; even the neon light sign is still the original. The foyer and the hall with its 250 seats also exude the flair of the 1950s.
The Odeon is a traditional movie of the American school, very close to the Schöneberg S-Bahn station. Opened in 1950 and taken over by the Yorck Group in 1982, the Odeon has specialised in original English films with subtitles since 1985.
The stylish neon sign at the entrance and the entrance foyer, which is reminiscent of the history of great American cinematic art, already bring history to life. The Odeon has a hall that leaves nothing to be desired with comfortable seats for 359 visitors and a wide screen. It was completely digitised in 2012.
For OVU lovers and visitors who appreciate special flair, the Odeon offers a traditional house with style. In addition, it has already been the location of the „Berlinale goes Kiez“ three times.
The Urania has a firm place in the cultural landscape. In 1999, the Urania was the main venue for the festival, the children’s film festival and the repeats from the competition. The Humboldt Hall has a stage in front of the screen. Films, multimedia lectures and much more can be screened there. One of the Urania’s events are the children’s screenings. The Urania is furnished with red padded folding chairs, a dark red curtain, pointed light strips in the ceiling and indirect lighting. During the performance, the auditorium is so dark that no light, such as the emergency exit light, can disturb the visit. It provides a good atmosphere and adequate row spacing for more legroom.
This cinema can also look back on a long tradition, although there are still some special features here. It is located in a normal tenement building and has room for 140 visitors. It was founded in 1909 and established a new focus in 1995. This is a queer theatre that has committed itself to documentaries, if possible in the original version with subtitles. Similarly, children’s performances are another focus. A venue that offers more, with parking in the bus lane then.
CINEPLEX – Spandau
The modern Cineplex is located in the western district of Spandau in the former „Spandauer Lichtspiele“ shop. This venue was opened as early as 1911. Today, only the façade reminds us of the old ambience. In the fully converted interior there are five ultra-modern rooms with projectors that can accommodate up to 1,017 visitors. Picture and sound quality, according to the latest standards, and the hottest hits attract a demanding audience.
The Cineplex Spandau scores additional points with extra offers such as school trips, a movie day or the possibility to rent a hall. There is also a regular film café with coffee and cake and other interesting events.
Films at the Kulturhaus Spandau
The Kulturhaus Spandau, which has won several awards for its „Outstanding Annual Film Programme“, offers visitors a high-level experience. Between three and five films can be seen daily in the hall, which has 11 rows with 82 seats. A very special programme item is „Cinema, Baby!“, where parents are offered the opportunity to attend everything with their toddler every second Monday of the month. Here, the films are shown at a lower volume and with pleasant lighting so as not to irritate the little ones. They are allowed to crawl around, mothers have opportunities to breastfeed and also to change diapers. A breastfeeding tea is available free of charge.
The Adria Filmtheater is located at the Steglitz town hall and was opened in the 1950s. Accordingly, it is still a very young venue for old residents. Since its opening, the programme has been known to be very ambitious. With a total of 275 seats, it is rather small. However, the furnishings are of the finest quality and very elegant. The seats are well upholstered and completely furnished with leather. The technology also leaves nothing to be desired. Especially on warm and sunny days, the Gaten Café attracts many guests. It is operated by Cineplex Deutschland GmbH & Co KG.
CINEPLEX – Titania
The CINEPLEX – Titania was built in 1926 and 1927, and the rooms are far from being outdated. The location is unique, as it is right next to the shopping street on Walther-Schreiber Platz. This means that a visit can be combined with a shopping trip. But the building also has a history, of course, because the first Berlinale was held here. After the Second World War, even the Philharmonic Orchestra played here. So one thing is already certain, the acoustics here should be uniquely good. Films have been shown here again since 1995.
The Thalia is the only theatre in the district of Lankwitz, which is otherwise a cultural no-man’s land. It is located in the middle of a housing estate and was on the verge of closing in 1979 due to the difficult economic situation. Thanks to a citizens‘ initiative and a renovation of the premises, however, it still shows current blockbusters and children’s films. The programme is supplemented by screenings of specially selected films. The house has a total of 4 halls, the main hall with its 238 seats being the largest and the smallest room with its 20 seats holding the undisputed title of the smallest hall in town. The other two rooms with their 91 and 57 chairs each offer no special features if, however, the view of the screen from every seat is undisturbed.
There are currently no cinemas in Tempelhof
The Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. (Institute for Film and Video Art), formerly located in Schöneberg, has had two halls since its move in 2000 and can now be found in the Filmhaus in the Sony Center. The house, which first opened in Schöneberg in 1970, was named after the first film that was shown, „Arsenal“ by Oleksandr Dowschenko.
To the delight of the audience, the move has mainly provided some technical improvements and a more comfortable experience. The two auditoriums can seat 236 and 75 people respectively. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of cinematic art. The programme includes retrospectives of well-known directors, film series accompanying exhibitions, as well as documentaries and experimental films.
Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz
The architect Renzo Piano completed the Theater am Potsdamer Platz, one of the largest theatres in Germany with 1754 seats, on 2 October 1998. The following year, on 5 June 1999, it opened, initially as a musical theatre. Since 2000, the International Film Festival has been held in the theatre at Potsdamer Platz, which at this particular time is called the „Berlinale Palast“. The Palast attracts almost 500,000 visitors a year, including international film stars, where over 400 films are presented to them every year. Among them are especially European and world premieres.
CinemaxX Potsdamer Platz
The CinemaxX at Potsdamer Platz belongs to the chain of the same name and impresses above all with its modern technical equipment. This impressively large theatre contains a total of 19 auditoriums in which films can be screened, starting with a manageable 47 seats up to an impressive 589 seats in the largest screening room. The programme consists mainly of current blockbusters at average prices.
In the CineStar in the Sony Center, designed by Helmut Jahn, there is quite literally big theatre on Germany’s biggest screen for all film enthusiasts. Here the film projection is not only on one part, but extended to the complete field of vision of the audience, maximising the experience of the visitors. It is not only the almost 500 square metre screen with pin-sharp 3D projections that is convincing here, but also the sound reproduced by the IMAX loudspeakers, which are specially tailored for each hall. Here, every visitor can enjoy all 3D and 2D highlights and well-known documentaries in German, as well as in the original English version. Since the end of 2019, there are no more screenings here.
CineStar Original at the Sony Center
The house of superlatives, the CineStar Original in the Sony Center on Potsdamer Strasse. With over 2,500 seats spread over eight auditoriums, the futuristic and to date unique film theatre opened in 2000 and is a pioneer for today’s multiplexes. It is also unique in its image and sound technology.
Hollywood is very close here. Not only are the latest blockbusters shown here, exclusively in original English versions, but film festivals and film premieres are also celebrated here. International stars walked the red carpet in front of the CineStar Original. And last but not least, the live broadcasts from the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre, London and the rest of the world are a special treat.
No more performances here since the end of 2019 either.
Culture in the Kulturfabrik. The Filmrauschpalast has existed since 1991 on the first floor of the Kulturfabrik Moabit, a former butcher’s shop. A small, lovingly run house with a nostalgic entrance, snack bar and cosy plush armchairs in the small hall, which seats around 80. In winter, the fireplace is heated up and spreads a cosy atmosphere.
In summer, the Filmrauschpalast is transformed into an open-air venue with a screen in the backyard under the motto „Umsonst ist Draußen“.
Three screenings are held daily, blockbusters are sometimes shown alongside arthouse films, and Cinemascope films are a special treat on the huge curved screen.
House of World Cultures
The House of World Cultures was founded in March 1989 and has been located on the banks of the Spree ever since, delighting culture lovers with a wide variety of themes. The programme of events includes literature, music and film. Thus, in addition to concerts and theatre performances, screenings can also be admired on the premises time and again. The house has two rooms in which films are shown. The auditorium offers space for 1025 spectators in addition to its big screen, and is complemented by the theatre hall, which seats 385 guests.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is located in the heart of Mitte, in the family-friendly district of Tiergarten. Here, little adventure fans get their money’s worth. A complete indoor adventure park, equipped with many exciting themed areas, inspires at a very high level. The LEGO® Studios 4D Show is located in the middle of this magical world.
Every 20 minutes, a new 12-minute short film starts here and sweeps its viewers away into another world. The 4D effects, which surprise the viewer with rain, lightning and snow, make him feel as if he is right in the middle of the action. An unforgettable experience.
Astra Film Palace
The Astra Filmpalast, at Sterndamm 69 in Treptow-Köpenick, offers picture and sound quality in the latest equipment in five fully air-conditioned halls and combines this with the original cosiness of a medium-sized location.
In addition to current blockbusters and selected highlights of the current programme, the programme also includes contemporary documentaries and a variety of children’s films. Together with the „Kinderkinobüro“ (Children’s Cinema Office), the „Kinderfilm des Monats“ (Children’s Film of the Month) event is also held once a month, where especially the little ones get their money’s worth with selected films for little money.
All rooms have barrier-free seating. Schools and private individuals have the option of booking rooms for screenings outside of the current programme.
This movie is designed in the style of its namesake, borrowing from the classic film of the same name, Casablanca. The programme includes unique pieces of cinematic art as well as children’s films and breakfast screenings. The auditorium itself seats 89 and the price of a ticket is in the reasonable range. You have the option of renting the hall for special screenings, such as for school classes, company outings or clubs, and enjoying your own choice of film by arrangement.
The first screenings were held here in 1914 before it was closed in 1958. The current operation under the name Casablanca was then resumed in 1994 after extensive renovation work.
CineStar Treptower Park
The CineStar Treptower Park belongs to CMS Cinema Management Services GmbH & Co KG, which operates cinemas throughout Germany. With 2409 seats spread over 9 screens, the CineStar Treptower Park is one of the largest in our country. As a rule, there are around 20 films in a programme or a season. If you look at the upcoming events, you will be amazed at the number of around 180. The location is very popular among the citizens. Advance ticket sales are recommended for special films or first screenings. Tickets can then be purchased quickly and easily on the website.
CINEPLEX – Alhambra
Located directly opposite the Seestraße underground station in Wedding, the CINEPLEX-Alhambra opened in 2002 and continues the history of this venue which dates back to 1916. On four floors, visitors enjoy comfortable armchairs and state-of-the-art technology in seven large halls.
The programme is wide-ranging and offers the opportunity to choose between screenings of current films and sometimes recurring events and specials. In addition to sneak previews and OV screenings, there are also Turkish films, screenings of old film classics and musical highlights of musical and concert culture.
The CINEPLEX-Alhambra convinces with its central location and accessibility as well as its extensive programme.
In a cross-building of the Centre Francais de Berlin on Müllerstrasse is the City. The foyer initially transports visitors to the 1960s, the time of the opening. An excitingly designed box ceiling with colourfully illuminated glass panels makes you marvel, admire an empty water basin. Fish were still swimming in it at the opening. It was a long time ago. But nostalgia still wafts through the building.
From Thursday to Sunday, current films as well as film classics are shown here. Specials are also regularly on the programme, including original soundtracks. In the magical 13 rows, 230 visitors can spend a pleasant evening on comfortable folding armchairs, some of which are newer.
Caligariplatz is home to a very special treat, the first East Berlin art house Kino Brotfabrik. The bright yellow façade shows visitors the way from afar. The former auditorium on the ground floor of the Brotfabrik, founded in 1890, was supplemented by a second one on the ground floor in the late 1990s. Later, the operators decided to show films only in the new hall.
Next to the box office is now the passage to the screening room, in front of which a traffic light that changes from red to green grants admission. Up to 60 visitors can watch the films on red-covered folding chairs. Since 2015, the technology of the bread factory no longer has to hide behind modern cinemas. And the integrated pub offers snacks as well as regularly changing dishes, including vegetarian.
Toni & Tonino
The Toni & Tonino can look back on a long tradition. The opening was celebrated on 4 September 1920 under the name „Decla-Lichtspiele“. At that time there were already 700 seats. In 1979 it was closed by the state building inspectorate. The tenant at the time gave up after a long struggle. Just one year later, reconstruction work began, only to sell the house to a director a few years later. From then on, things went steadily uphill. The seating facilities were expanded, the technology was brought up to date and a comprehensive programme was put together. Since 2012, the Kintopp has had digital projection.
The movie in the house. It has existed since 1913 in the lower part of a residential building in Wilmersdorf. Undamaged by the turmoil of war, it resumed operations in 1945 under the name Lichtspiele Kaiserplatz. In 1950, Kaiserplatz was renamed Bundesplatz and the cinema was also given a new name.
In 2011, it was completely renovated and a small café was added in the foyer, where you can await the next screening or discuss what you have seen over a glass of wine after the film. The programme includes mainly arthouse films as well as historical films, often from the post-war period.
A small cosy ambience with a very personal touch from the operator. When the red curtain rises in front of the screen, up to 100 spectators can relax in comfortable armchairs and follow the film.
One of the oldest cinemas is located in Wilmersdorf. It was named Eva Lichtspiele after the wife of the then owner after a first reconstruction in 1921. At that time, an orchestra accompanied the silent films. In the early 1930s it was converted to sound films and in 2011 to digital technology. The interior and the façade, however, still bear the traits of a late 1950s reconstruction. In the hall, whose walls are covered with old pink fabric, 250 visitors can see arthouse films, first screenings, and every Wednesday German-subtitled films in their original version. Children’s films are also regularly on the programme.
The series „The Old German Film“ has become a fixed institution – also on Wednesdays – showing films from the 1920s to the 1940s. With a prior introduction to the films over coffee and cake!
The Bali has a rich history dating back to the 1920s. Until 1946, the premises were used as a dance hall for the citizens of the city. Following this period, the premises were transformed into a cinema. Until today, and above all without interruption, the premises have been used as such. In the 1970s, it made a name for itself as a leading political programme in Germany. Today’s Bali has won regular awards. Especially because it boasts an excellent annual film programme. There is a total of 100 seats, a flexible stage and well-equipped technology.
Here, a small movie was realised in an art nouveau villa. The house has undergone a historical transformation. After the Second World War, the house was denazified and opened to the public. There is more on offer here, although there is no popcorn. Instead, you can enjoy a glass of wine in the garden. The single auditorium seats a total of 162 people, so for once there is no mass attendance. Unique is probably appropriate here, although the films are modern again. The latest films are shown, even on Sundays. Especially for people who don’t have time during the week.
Open Air Cinemas Berlin
Biesdorf Park Stage
The Biesdorf Park Stage is an open-air cinema in the Biesdorf Palace Park. The open-air stage is a listed building. It was built around the middle of the 1950s. Film screenings have been taking place in the open-air area since 2005.
The Open Air Biesdorfer Parkbühne offers seating for 15,300 spectators. After the Waldbühne, the Biesdorfer Parkbühne is the second largest open-air film area in the capital.
During the summer months, not only films are shown, but open air concerts are also held. Since then, numerous prominent stars and bands have performed on stage as part of open air concerts.
Open Air Charlottenburg Palace
Just the right offer for all those who don’t want to miss out on the real „feeling“ even in summer! And what could be better on a warm summer evening than watching – under the open sky, in front of an impressive backdrop and together with many other „film nuts“ – the most exciting, touching, entertaining and „action-packed“ films of all time? On the extensive grounds of Charlottenburg Palace – a baroque palace belonging to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation of Berlin-Brandenburg and located at Spandauer Damm 20-24 – all film fans from Berlin and the surrounding area have the opportunity to do so in summer.
Open Air Summer Cinema at Neues Kranzler Eck
A special treat is the open-air summer at Neues Kranzler Eck in Charlottenburg. In August and September, German and international films will once again be screened here in the evenings from 7pm. Dramas, blockbusters, action films and romances alternate daily for a fortnight.
Admission to this unique experience in the middle of the city is free.
200 deckchairs are available for a relaxing evening under the open sky. And the many restaurants in Kranzler Eck offer visitors a rich selection of delicacies, popcorn included.
It pays to be there early.
Friedrichshagen Open Air
The Naturtheater Friedrichshagen invites you to a special film experience in Friedrichshagen. The open-air stage in the street Hinter dem Kurpark was built in 1930 and initially offered theatre performances before the first CineStar Treptower Park screenings were shown in front of 400 spectators in 1935. In May 2006 it was taken over by the operator Kino Union and since then has offered space for 60 spectators with roofed seating, which also allows screenings in the rain. Today, audiences can enjoy classics of film history here.
Friedrichshain Open Air
A unique experience: sitting at tables, on the lawn or on benches, watching films in a relaxed atmosphere. That’s possible in Friedrichshain at the open-air cinema. From mid-May to early September. Food and drinks may be brought along or sausages and cold drinks can be bought at the snack stand. The screenings begin in the approaching darkness at 9.45 pm and take place in all weathers, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The special thing about this ambience is that dogs are also welcome.
1500 seats await visitors, the screen is huge, making it one of the biggest in Friedrichshain. The films are mainly in German, but there are also screenings in English, which are announced in advance.
Open-air island at Cassiopeia
The open-air stage Insel has been a guest at the Cassiopeia on the RAW – grounds in Friedrichshain for more than 12 years. It offers 350 seats for its visitors and also free blankets and umbrellas in case of bad weather. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, current blockbusters, classics or documentaries can be watched here. But the island not only invites you to relax, but also to skate, climb, eat, drink and party.
Hip and cool. The Nomad Cinema
The name says it all. Since 2010, Werner Kantor has been touring the metropolis with his films, staying in interesting places and showing films via classic technology with two 35-millimetre projectors and a mobile screen. The audience loves to watch the projectionist put in the film. Kantor, a trained cameraman, shows selected arthouse and art screenings as well as personally favoured rarities.
Where and when the Nomad Cinema plays can be found on the Internet.
Pompeii – Open Air Ostkreuz
The Pompeii – Open Air Cinema Ostkreuz is located on the grounds of the Future. It got its name because architecturally it is reminiscent of Pompeii. This open-air area offers spectators a Mediterranean atmosphere and at the same time a journey back in time to antiquity at one of the last locations to be redeveloped to date. The Pompeii traditionally opens first and closes last at the end of the season.
In August, the Pompeii am Ostkreuz is the venue for the Long Night of the Film Festival. It offers seating for about 100 spectators. Since 2014, film projection has been done with digital technology. Concerts continue to be held on the premises.
Balcony Kino Hellersdorf
At the free Balkonkino Hellersdorf on Cecilienplatz, there is content of a very different kind. On four weekends in summer, film lovers and enthusiasts can watch popular films here.
The idea was born back in 1994, at that time still in Stendaler Straße. Today, residents and visitors to Marzahn can enjoy cosy evenings under the open sky.
You have to bring your own seating, then you can find a place in front of the screen. Residents can even watch directly from their balcony. Before the start, people can dance to live music. The local gastronomy will provide the audience with all kinds of snacks and meals.
Kreuzberg Open Air
It has a lot to offer and all that in the open air. There is a different film every day, and once with the original soundtrack. But don’t worry, there are subtitles so that everyone can understand everything. In addition, the room and the sound have been digitised, which should make the listening pleasure even more intense. For fans who want to see more than just a film. At the same time, it can look back on a long history. It is the oldest open-air cinema, but it is far from being outdated.
Open-air Kino in Mitte at Haus Schwarzenberg
The Freiluftkintopp Mitte is located in the backyard of Haus Schwarzenberg and was founded in summer 2007. The screenings are mostly watched on garden chairs next to a few armchairs and sofas.
In the beginning, a variety of new and old films were shown, but nowadays they mainly show great classics in their original version with subtitles, which you hardly ever get to see on the big screen. A small sales counter offers drinks to the guests.
UFA Film Nights Museum Island
Directly in Mitte, on the Museum Island, the UFA Film Nights show masterpieces of early film history every summer in August. UFA, Germany’s leading film and television production company, focuses on exceptional silent film classics here.
The whole thing is accompanied by professional live music and is thus a very unusual highlight in the summer. The fact that the event takes place in the open air and against a wonderful backdrop makes it an experience in a class of its own.
The UFA Film Nights have been running since 2010 and also take place internationally, in Brussels, Madrid, Paris and New York.
Open-air in the lantern
The „open-air dream factory in the lantern“ is a special kind of place. Not only many locals but also tourists are enchanted by the location and the atmosphere. The neighbouring building is home to the well-known Filmrauschpalast. For this reason, it was initially called „Freiluft-Filmrauschpalast“. It is located in the backyard and offers a view of the railway tracks that end there or pass by. The organiser of the open-air programme is the Kulturfabrik.
Visitors look in vain for high-quality chairs and other furnishings. The seating tours are designed by white plastic garden chairs and can be flexibly rearranged. Only the screen is located on a small grassy area. The courtyard itself is filled with gravel. The visitor does not have to make any concessions when it comes to technology.
Open-air cinema Hasenheide
For open-air fetishists and friends of balmy summer evenings, the Hasenheide open-air movie theatre, which has been established for over 20 years, offers an open-air experience with a programme that changes daily. Located in the green of the Volkspark, visitors can experience art and cult films as well as current mainstream programmes under the starry skies of Neukölln.
As a seasonal venue, the Hasenheide location is open from May to September and offers space for up to 1000 guests. Due to the daily changing programme, a look at the homepage is recommended. However, the venue is open in all weathers.
If you want to spend a romantic evening outdoors or simply take a deep breath while watching your favourite cult flick, you have the opportunity to do so in Hasenheide.
Open-air Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz
It all started in the summer of 2002 and 2003. 1000 deckchairs, beautiful films of the season and a magnificent view of the skyline at Potsdamer Platz. Here you get to see the most popular films of the past months once again. Original versions, previews and film series become a real summer experience here. The open-air cinema runs under the direction of the Yorck Group and attracts numerous visitors every year. Opening hours are from 4 July to 2 September from Monday to Friday. It is equipped with a big screen and shows the most beautiful films in the open air. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests.
Drive-in cinema Schönefeld
It was first put into operation in 2009. At that time, the programme was made there with an outdated film projector and a very small screen. The parking space for the cars was only 72 m². Due to new investments, it was expanded. Now the floor space is a proud 200 m². The projection technology is now also brand new.
Every evening, two blockbusters can be watched in the comfort of your own car. Once a month, even nostalgic classics are shown.
A very special experience for every visitor!
Berlin’s westernmost district, Spandau, has a very special insider tip for all film enthusiasts: In the courtyard of the municipal library located there is the Openair Theater Spandau. The red brick, fabulously entwined by a blanket of ivy, gives this venue its very own romantic flair.
Every summer, a colourful mix of German and international films is shown. Sacks and drinks are provided and even warm sausages, changing soups and hot water bottles to borrow delight the visitor’s heart.
Drive-in cinema in Tegel
Watch movies in your car in Tegel with Beachterrasse, here you can see the big blockbusters.
No need to book in advance, just drive up and watch.
Open-air cinema Rehberge
In the north-eastern corner of the Vogelpark Rehberge there is an open-air theatre with various amenities. It already looks back on a long tradition that originated in 1926. Today, you can find the collection along the small lakes there on site.
This open-air venue can accommodate 1,500 visitors and has a projector room with all the necessary snacks. The programme is varied.
Open-air stage at Lake Weissensee
On the banks of Lake Weissensee, visitors find themselves in a stunning atmosphere on loungers in this open-air cinema. Since 2014, the listed open-air stage has been leased to the „Freunde der Freilichtbühne Weißensee e.V.“. The large stage, covered by a tent, offers seating for 500 people.
However, an earlier complaint by residents in the district about noise pollution restricted the big stage so much that the „Freunde der Freilichtbühne Weißensee e.V.“ decided in 2014 to open a second, small screen at a further distance from the residents and with 150 seats. Films are played here every week from Wednesday to Saturday and a children’s programme on Sundays.
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