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Xenon Kino

Gay-lesbian cinema

This cinema mainly shows gay and lesbian films, and has been a beacon for queer cinema in the rainbow neighbourhood since 1995.

Opened in 1909, it’s one of the oldest cinemas in the city, located in a five-storey residential building from the late 19th century that still has some of the flair of that era.

Whether it’s a feature film, a short or a documentary, all screenings are shown here in the original language (or with German subtitles). During the day, the 140-seat movie theatre shows children’s films as part of the Spatzenkino kids’ project. In the evening, the programme mainly consists of queer subjects. From 2006, the Xenon also participated in Berlin’s annual porn film festival, which has since moved to the Moviemento cinema.