Cinema in Alsergrund & the University District


Built in 1912, the Votiv is one of the oldest cinemas in Vienna. It’s been extensively updated since then and is now among the best cinemas in the city. Its three screens feature a mix of Hollywood’s more quirky ven…
Cinema in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Metro Kinokulturhaus

Part of the Austrian Film Archive, the Metro Kinokulturhaus opened in 2015 and is now a showcase for exhibitions (most are free, though some incur an admission charge). The restored cinema here was first converted f…
Cinema in Alsergrund & the University District

De France

De France screens films in their original language, with subtitles, in its two small cinemas. The schedule includes a healthy dose of English-language films.
Cinema in The Hofburg & Around

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Situated inside the Albertina, the Austrian Film Museum shows a range of films with and without subtitles in the original language, featuring a director, group of directors or a certain theme from around the world i…
Cinema in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre


The interior of the Gartenbaukino has survived since the 1960s. The cinema seats a whopping 736 people, and is packed during Viennale Film Festival screenings. Its regular screening schedule is filled with art-house…
Cinema in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


An art-house cinema of some distinction, Filmcasino screens an excellent mix of Asian and European docos and avant-garde short films, along with independent feature-length films from around the world. Its ‘50s-style…
Cinema in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


Located next to the bar of the same name, Schikaneder is the darling of Vienna’s alternative cinema scene. The film subject range is quite broad but also highly selective, and art house through and through.
Cinema in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Top Kino

Top Kino screens European films and documentaries, generally in their original language with German subtitles, and also holds a variety of themed film festivals throughout the year.
Cinema in Vienna

Breitenseer Lichtspiele

Dating from 1905, Breitenseer Lichtspiele still contains its original fittings and plays old B&W classics and independent films (primarily in German).
Cinema in Prater & East of the Danube

Kino wie noch nie

Every summer the Augarten plays host to this two-month open-air cinema, which screens a mixed bag of arthouse, world, cult and classic films.