Berlin has a real cult of movie-goers and some of the best cinemas of any capital in Europe. From a Kiez kino in the heart of Kreuzberg, to an iconic GDR movie house, red-velvet seating and an in-house brewery, Berlin has a host of remarkable arthouse cinemas that is enough for any cinephile to feel at home. Here are some of the petite but brilliant places to cultivate the Berlin big screen spirit.
Founded in 1909, today the Intimes Cinema is hidden by an unmistakable graffiti façade. What began as a small shop and a whole lot of moving picture passion, has grown into one of the foremost private institutions for avant-garde cinema in Berlin. There programme includes the best of new releases, art-house and foreign language films.The ambience pays homage to this long tradition, offering a living-room atmosphere and an an eclectic mix of original wood panels, 1970s hippie decor and post-modern digital technology.
Kino Intimes, Boxhagener Straße 107, Berlin, Germany,+49 030 297 776 40
TIlsiter Lichtspiele is one of the oldest art-house cinemas in Berlin, having been screening since 1908. The apartment building it’s now housed in came under the shadow of the Stasi for over three decades in the middle of the century though, ushering in a much darker period of Tilsiter’s past. Reborn into the independent and conceptual space it is today, Tilsiter Lichtspiele projects a necessary dose of classical and monochrome films with a subtle touch of documentary and art-house, many of which consider the issues of Iron Curtain Berlin.
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