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Cinema audience © GettyImages, Foto: Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy


A cinema with a long tradition

There are now only two cinemas left in Berlin's south-western district of Zehlendorf: The Capitol Dahlem next to the FU Berlin and the Bali.

The Bali was founded in a hotel dance hall after the Second World War. In the 1970s, Manfred Salzgeber, who also co-founded the Arsenal cinema, ran the Bali and showed political films that would otherwise not find their way onto the big screen. Helgard Gammert has been running the cinema since the end of the 1970s and shows a sophisticated mix of art house films and an excellent children's and youth program, for which the Bali is still known today.

The auditorium has around 130 seats. In addition to film screenings, it is also used for readings, dance events and theater performances.