Cinema in Scheunenviertel


This top-rated indie screens a smartly curated potpourri of cinematic expression, from new German films and international art-house flicks to themed retrospectives and other stuff you’d never catch at the multiplex.…
Cinema in Friedrichshain

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Cradled by Volkspark Friedrichshain, this open-air cinema has seating for 1500 on comfortable benches with backrests, plus a lawn with space for 300 more film fans. A kiosk sells drinks and snacks, and you're free t…
Cinema in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Cinestar Original im Sony Center

A favourite among English-speaking expats and Germans, this state-of-the-art cinema with nine screens, comfy seats and the top technology shows the latest Hollywood blockbusters in 2D and 3D, all in English, all the…
Cinema in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten


The antithesis of popcorn culture, this arty twin-screen cinema features a bold global flick schedule that hopscotches from Japanese satire to Brazilian comedy and German road movies. Many films have English subtitl…
Cinema in Friedrichshain

Kino International

The East German film elite once held its movie premieres in this 1960s cinema, whose potpourri of chandeliers and glitter curtains is a show in itself. Today it presents smartly curated international indie hit flick…
Cinema in Scheunenviertel

Kino Central

This art-house cinema in the back of Haus Schwarzenberg screens intelligent international films, usually in the original language with German subtitles. In summer, the screenings move into the courtyard.
Cinema in Prenzlauer Berg

Lichtblick Kino

With space for only 32 cineastes, there’s not a bad seat in the Lichtblick, one of Berlin’s smallest cinema. It's run by a collective and known for its eclectic programming of fine retrospectives, political document…
Cinema in City West & Charlottenburg

Zoo Palast

International stars got the red-carpet treatment during Berlin's International Film Festival (Berlinale) between 1957 and 1999 at West Berlin's most glamorous cinema. After a three-year renovation it returned to the…
Cinema in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

This beloved open-air cinema screens popular and art-house flicks in digital quality on the courtyard lawn of the Kunstquartier Bethanien art centre. Bring a blanket or grab a deckchair. All movies are screened in t…
Cinema in Scheunenviertel

Hackesche Höfe Kino

This five-screen indie cinema, upstairs in the Hackesche Höfe courtyard complex, presents a well-curated mix of European art-house movies, documentaries and indie films from the USA, many of them in their original l…