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11 tips for open air cinemas in Berlin

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Open-air cinema Sommerkino Kulturforum in Berlin
Open-air cinema Sommerkino Kulturforum © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

Finally, the time has come again: The season of open air cinemas has begun. In the open air during the Berlin summer you can once again see films on the big screen, laugh together, cry together and share in the excitement.

Tip: For the open-air cinema season, a new open-air cinema, Atelier Gardens, has opened at Oberlandstraße 26 -35 in Tempelhof. Take a look!

Tip 1: Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

Freiluftkino Kreuzberg
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

A classic among Berlin's open-air cinemas. The Kreuzberg open-air cinema in the Kunstquartier Bethanien shows films in the original with subtitles in digital projection. Selected arthouse films are shown.

When: from May 20
Where: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, Kreuzberg

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Tip 2: Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

You can sit comfortably on benches with backrests, but also at tables, and then there is a lush lawn for you to spread out with prams, blankets and picnic baskets.  

When: from May 20
Where: Landsberger Allee 15, Friedrichshain

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Tip 3: Freiluftkino Hasenheide

Cinema Berlin
Cinema Berlin © Getty Images, Bild: Tobias Weber / EyeEm

One of the popular classics of Berlin's open-air cinema landscape is the open-air cinema Hasenheide, cozily located in the middle of the park. In addition to Oscar-winning films, classics and some films are shown in the original with subtitles.

When: from 26 May
Where: In the Hasenheide, Neukölln

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Tip 4: Arte Sommerkino Kulturforum

Open-air cinema Sommerkino Kulturforum in Berlin
Open-air cinema Sommerkino Kulturforum © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

The urban film pleasure: At the Kulturforum, you'll sit directly in front of the imposing backdrop of Potsdamer Platz between the Philharmonic Hall and the New National Gallery. On the huge screen you can see interesting films of the current and last season. Please book tickets online, usually only remaining tickets are available at the box office.

When: from 1 June  
Where: Matthäikirchplatz 4/6, Tiergarten

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Tip 5: Freiluftkino Rehberge

Freiluftkino Rehberge
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Outside in the green, in the middle of the park and surrounded by trees lies the cozy amphitheater of the open-air cinema Rehberge. Before the Berlinale Goes Open Air cinema evenings start, you can watch highlights of the last festival here. Here, too, it is advisable to buy tickets online.

When: since May 21
Where: At the Volkspark Rehberge, Wedding

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Tip 6: Freiluftkino INSEL at Atelier Gardens

Freiluftkino Atelier Gardens am Tempelhofer Feld
© British Shorts O.Reichardt

In the 2023 season, the open-air cinema island will be a guest at the Atelier Gardens in Tempelhof. As usual, you can expect independent films, current arthouse highlights, short films, documentaries and festival specials. Drop by!

When: Summer 2023
Where: Atelier Gardens, Oberlandstraße 26 - 35, Tempelhof

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Tip 7: Open Air Kino Mitte at Haus Schwarzenberg

Kinder in der Street Art Alley im Hof des Hauses Schwarzenberg
© Haus Schwarzenberg Innenhof Foto Jana Noritsch

You'll get the typical Berlin urban backyard feeling at Haus Schwarzenberg. The entrance and the first backyard alone are worth seeing, with lots of cool street art and the monster cabinet. In the backyard of Kino Central you can see art house films and great classics. For example, you can watch the Berlin movie Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) directly under the Berlin sky.  

When: May 28 - August 20
Where: at Haus Schwarzenberg, Rosenthaler Straße 39, Mitte

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Tip 8: Freiluftkino Biesdorfer Parkbühne

Schloss Biesdorf
© Fachbereich Kultur Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Foto Karin Scheel

The open-air cinema Biesdorfer Parkbühne in Marzahn shows open-air films and concerts. Enjoy romantic comedies alongside blues rock legends and rock ladies on the park stage in the idyllic Schlosspark.

When: The date had not yet been set at the time of the red action deadline.
Where: Nordpromenade 5, Marzahn

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Tip 9: Freiluftkino Friedrichshagen

© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

In addition to the Berlinale programs, Kino Union Friedrichshagen shows highlights of recent years and films as well as current Oscar-nominated films. Concerts and live programs also take place there - and of course the comedy set in Köpenick Hai-Alarm im Müggelsee about a shark in lake Müggesee is not to be missed.

When: from May 26
Where: Behind the Kurpark 13, Köpenick

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Tip 10: Campus-Kino

Campus Kino in der ehemaligen Stasi-Zentrale
© BStU, Anna Witzel

On eleven dates, the campus cinema will show you selected films related to the Stasi - with matching guided tours and interviews. The feature film "In a Country That No Longer Exists" kicks off the programme. The documentaries are also worth seeing, such as the animated docufiction about the last days of Joseph Stalin or the recording of the only Depeche Mode concert in the former GDR, which shows not only band and eyewitness interviews but also previously unpublished footage of the fans.

Tip: In our Berlin unboxed podcast with Mark Reeder you can learn a bit about this chapter of Berlin history in advance.

Admission is free!

When: August  7 -  August 31

Where: Inner courtyard of the "Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy", Ruschestrasse 103, Lichtenberg


Tip 11: Freilichtbühne Weißensee

Lido Weissensee with water fountain in Berlin
Lido Weissensee with water fountain in Berlin © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Cinema with a lake view: Make yourself comfortable on the deck chairs and wooden benches and enjoy your cinema evening directly on the shore of the lake Weißensee. On the program are selected arthouse films, Berlinale entries in June and classics worth seeing from the GDR such as Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser and Das Kaninchen bin ich.

When: from May 26
Where: Große Seestraße 10, Weißensee

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does not smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face the rich cultural life of Berlin - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog. All posts