Entertainment

Cinema in Scheunenviertel

Babylon

This top-rated indie screens a smart line-up 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. For silent …
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 top technology shows the latest Hollywood blockbusters in 2D and 3D, all in English, all the tim…
Cinema in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Arsenal

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 Scheunenviertel

Kino Central

This teensy, alternative cinema has a stealth location in the back of the graffiti-festooned courtyard of the Haus Schwarzenberg culture centre. It screens international art-house flicks, usually in the original lan…
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 cinemas. It's run by a collective and known for its eclectic programming of fine retrospectives, political documen…
Cinema in Friedrichshain

Kino International

The East German film elite once held its movie premieres in this 1960s cinema, whose glamourous get-up of chandeliers and glitter curtains is a show in itself. Today it presents smartly curated international indie h…
Cinema in City West & Charlottenburg

Zoo Palast

Old-school glamour meets state-of-the-art technology and comfort at this rejuvenated grand cinema, which saw international stars sashay over the red carpet during the Berlinale film fest between 1957 and 1999. It sc…
Cinema in Hanover

Astor Grand

Hanover's newest premium cinema complex is one of Germany's largest, with 10 screens, luxury seating and state-of-the-art, well, everything. Usually shows one movie in its original version (ie Hollywood films will b…
Cinema in Hanover

Hochhaus-Lichtspiele

This spacious art-house cinema is on the top floor of a magnificent Expressionist building designed by Fritz Höger, the architect of Hamburg’s Chilehaus. Check listing times, as the box office only opens just before…