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16 mm film projection
35 mm film projection
35mm magnetic sound
7-channel cinerama stereophonics
70mm film projection
DVD / Bluray projection
Dolby Surround 7.1
art house film
baby cinema (programs suitable for babys)
broadcast of cultural events
cinema to rent
cinerama (three-projector process)
digital projection (DCP)
foreign language films
live film music
online screenings & events
original with subtitles
programs for children
programs for seniors
protected as a historic monument
screen to rent
special film programs
talks and discussions
traditional gong sound
open | Hamburg | Germany | 1952
*Metropolis Kino* first opened in 1956 under the name of *Dammtor Theater* as an up-to-date and non-stop cinema. The first film shown was Fritz Lang's *Metropolis*. In 1979 the cinema was re...
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
open | Silver Spring | United States | 1938
Built in 1938 and opened under the name of *Silver Theatre*, the cinema today is the example of a successful public-private partnership to save the historic cinema building. Located in dow...
open | Berlin | Germany | 1876
The [BrotfabrikKino](https://www.brotfabrik-berlin.de/kino-programm-aktueller-monat/ "brotfabrikkino_berlin") has been founded in May 1990 as part of a broader cultural center project, inclu...
open | Berlin | Germany
The *Zeughauskino* is located on the East side of the baroque Zeughaus in Berlin-Mitte. It had been set up in 1958 by the Museum of German History in the premises of today's cinema, but betw...
Screen on the Green
open | London | United Kingdom
Nice art deco cinema building near Angel tube station, by Islington Green, with a very distintive neon facade display. They offer snacks and drinks service during the screenings, and have so...
open | Hongkong | China | 1996
*Broadway Cinematheque* is situated in the middle of the lively, diverse neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei in the south of the Kowloon Peninsula. It is a impressive, generous newly constructed bui...
temporarily closed | Berlin | Germany
The Moviemento is a Berlin based cinema located at Kottbusser Damm in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It was opened in 1907 and is the oldest still existing cinema in Germany. The unique characteristic in...
open | Berlin | Germany
The Babylon is a cinema in the Berlin district Mitte. The building was established in 1928/29 after plans of the architect Hans Poelzig and is valid as an exemplary work in his creating peri...
open | Cairo | Egypt | 1945
This cinema in downtown Cairo was designed by the British architect Leonard Allen. It opened in 1948. The owner, the British Rank Organisation, showed British films. The *Rivoli Cinema* had ...
open | Riga | Latvia | 1923
This is the first building in Riga, which was built specifically for the installation of a cinema. At that time there were 824 spectator seats. The design of the cinema was designed by the a...
Pacific Theatres' Cinerama Dome
closed | Los Angeles | United States | 1963
The cinema is located in Hollywood. It was built in 1963, opened for three-strip Cinerama films and hosted diverse film premieres. It served as the first new major motion picture theater in ...
open | Berlin | Germany
Wolf is one of several recently founded new cinemas in Berlin located in a lively neighbourhood ("Kiez"), in this case it is Neukölln. It was planned and built from 2011 to 2017 backed by a ...
open | Karlsruhe | Germany | 1929
The *Schauburg* is the oldest cinema in Germany's south-western city of Karlsruhe. Based on the "Apollo-Varietétheater" that was founded in 1902 and also screened black-and-white movies, it ...
open | Berlin | Germany | 1909
The cinema opened in 1910 named *Excelsior Lichtspielhaus* as part of a modern society house with shop, restaurant, theater, ballroom and residential units. The whole building ensemble, whic...
open | Dresden | Germany | 1969
The cylindrical building of the *Rundkino* (*Round Cinema Theater*) is one of the most striking buildings in the city center of Dresden. The rotunda has a diameter of 50 meters, a height of ...
open (restored) | Essen | Germany | 1928
The *Lichtburg* is a historic cinema in the city centre of Essen. Today it has 1.250 seats and is the largest cinema in Germany. Originally built in 1928, the building has been a listed buil...
open | Yerevan | Armenia
The *Moscow Cinema* in Yerevan, designed by the architects Tiran Terkanyan and Gevork Kocha, was opened on 12th December in 1936 on the former site of Saint Paul and Peter Church, which had...
converted | Yerevan | Armenia | 1968
The Rossiya Cinema was a former cinema. It is now demolished and predominantly used as a mall. Constructed between 1968 and 1975, it was supposedly the largest cinema in Armenia with 2500 ...
open | Irkutsk | Russia | 1909
*Cinema Khudozhestvenny* is one of the oldest cinemas in the Russian city of Irkutsk located in a historic palatial building in the city centre. It consists of two cinema halls, one of them ...
open | Shanghai | China | 1932
One of Shanghai’s great Art Deco Cinemas, the Cathay was designed by Czech architect C.H. Gonda and opened on January 1, 1932 with Norma Shearer's "A free soul". It is one of the 1930s cinem...
open | Jerusalem | Israel
Founded in 1928, *Lev Smadar* is one of the cinemas in Jerusalem with the richest history. First, it was mainly a place used by the British army. Since 1935 it was owned by Germans who open...
open | Schaffhausen | Switzerland | 1927
The oldest existing cinema in the city center of Schaffhausen (Switzerland). The beautiful art nouveau heritage is still visible. Further cinemas today belong to the *Kiwi Kinos*: *Kiwi Cen...
open | Leipzig | Germany | 1912
The UT Connewitz, situated in Leipzig and founded in 1912, is one of the oldest still existing movie theatres in Germany. Except for the seating, the interior is preserved in the condition o...
open | Havana | Cuba
Built in the 1940s or beginning of the 1950s on the site of a previous 1927 theatre having the same name, the *Riviera* became the first “atmospheric” cinema in Cuba: Its walls were once pai...
open | Montréal | Canada | 1923
Originally a neighbourhood movie theatre, the *Rialto Theatre* was built in 1923/24 according to plans by Montreal architect Raoul Gariépy. The Beaux Arts façade was inspired by the Paris Op...
open | Los Angeles | United States | 1923
Opening 1926, the "Orpheum Theature" is considered to be the best restored historical movie palace in Los Angeles. It's a nice cinema....
closed | Berlin | Germany
*Eiszeit* used to be one of the most popular repertory cinemas in Berlin. Originally founded in Berlin-Schöneberg as squatter cinema, it changed locations several times and moved to Zeughofs...
open | Ueckermünde | Germany | 1905
Built in 1904/05 as an entertainment venue with ballroom and bowling alley, one of the halls was first used as a cinema in 1928. In 1935 the interiors were converted into a modern movie thea...
Silent Movie Theatre
temporarily closed | Los Angeles | United States
The historic *Silent Movie Theatre* opened in 1942 in North Hollywood, LA, in the era of the Great Depression. Until recently it was the only remaining silent movie theatre worldwide showing...
Doris Duke Theatre
open | Honolulu | United States | 1924
The *Doris Duke Theatre* is a venue in Honolulu for independent, documentary and international films. It also hosts concerts, lectures and performances. It is located in the building of the ...
open | Mannheim | Germany | 2019
Cinema Quadrat is Mannheim’s municipal cinema for current as well as classical motion picture art. It is located in the city center and is one of the oldest municipal cinemas of Germany. Off...
open | San Francisco | United States
The Castro Theatre is a popular San Francisco single-screen movie palace and one of the city's historic landmarks. It opened its doors at the current location at 429 Castro Street in 1922. T...
Cine Teatro Realejos
open | Los Realejos | Spain | 1928
Today,* Cine Teatro Realejos* is the oldest and only independent cinema in Tenerife. The location also hosts concerts and other cultural events. ...
closed | Shanghai | China | 1937
Image Tunnel, which was located in a wooden loft built in 1937 on the left bank of Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, had been screening local short movies since March 2007. Every Saturday locals cou...
open | San Francisco | United States
The aging *Kabuki multiplex cinema* was transformed into a new upscale cinema featuring stadium seating in 2007. *Sundance cinemas* claim to have all their cinemas built sustainably in an in...
Kino Nowe Horyzonty
open | Wrocław | Poland
*Kino Nowe Horyzonty*, located in the heart of the Polish city of Wrocław, calls itself Poland’s Largest Art House Cinema. Situated in a new building together, the cinema shows arthouse, au...
open | Bucharest | Romania
Cinema in the heart of Bucharest showing independent, art house, cult, and foreign language films. Local cinema goers consider it to be one of the best cinemas in Bucharest when it comes to ...
open | Bremen | Germany
*city 46*, formerly called *Kino 46*, is the communal cinema of the city of Bremen in the north of Germany. It was founded in 1974 as one of the first communal cinemas in Germany. After chan...
Kino Bez Popkorna
open | St Petersburg | Russia
A hidden place downtown St. Petersburg. Enter a residential building on a busy road, 5 steps away from *Nevsky Prospect*, one of Russia's longest and most famous roads. You follow the stair...
open | Oslo | Norway | 1939
__*Gimle kino*__ is a small cinema with a long tradition in Norway's capital Oslo. It is situated at Bygdøy allé 39 in a part of town called Frogner. The name of the cinema derives from the ...
New Hengshan Cinema
open | Shanghai | China | 1951
The New Hengshan Cinema first opened in 1951. It was the first cinema to be built in Shanghai after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, when 300,000 RMB were invested in its...
Broadway Cinematheque MOMA
open | Beijing | China
Broadway Cinematheque MOMA（bc MOMA) is the first art-house cinema under Broadway Circuit in mainland China. Situated in Beijing, it officially opened in December 2009. It is operated and man...
converted | Berlin | Germany | 1953
This cinema was built in the 1950s by architect Arnold Blauvelt. It was meant to become a nice and cosy place for American soldiers and their families based in Berlin. With its style referri...
open | Langeoog | Germany
Tiny cinema, steep in tradition, on small Langeoog Island in Germany's northern sea. Mostly visited by tourists during summer holiday season, mainly children's and enternaining movies are sh...
open | Havana | Cuba
The *Yara* is a true cultural icon, built by the architects Emilio del Junco, Miguel Gastón and Martín Domínguez at a very busy corner of Vedado, right next to Avenida 23. It occupies the fr...
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