Open-air cinemas in Vienna

In Vienna you can watch films under the stars

Once again in summer, Vienna will become an open-air stage. The stages are exciting, original and devoted to the most varied of programmes – we are referring to open-air cinemas. The special focus is on rare original versions of films with English or German subtitles. Perfect entertainment for mild summer evenings.


Vienna Film Festival Wien: Open-Air at the Town Hall Square

From 30th June until 2nd September, music and cinema go hand in hand. At the Film Festival at the Town Hall Square, you will have the opportunity to watch a wide range of music films – from pop and jazz to classical concerts and operas and all of this in front of the breath-taking backdrop of the Vienna Town Hall.

Visitors to the Festival will also be spoilt with delicious food. 26 international restaurants are represented and they offer extravagant as well as traditional dishes.

You are guaranteed a perfect summer evening due to the combination of entertainment and culinary delights. Every day and at no admission charge!

Film Festival at the Viennese Town Hall Square
Address: Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
Dates: 30th June – 2nd September 2018
Film begin: Every day at dusk
International Gastronomy: 11am – midnight


Cinema over the roofs of Vienna

Can you imagine sitting on the rooftop of a library, enjoying an amazing view of Vienna while at the same time watching a film? In Austria’s capital, this is possible! And you can do so at the “highest” open-air cinema in Vienna – on the rooftop of the Main Library on Vienna’s Gürtel (the ring road encircling the inner districts of the city).

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of this open-air cinema, the best films of the last 15 years will be shown, including international films (normally in their original version with subtitles) such as Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” as well as various Austrian productions. And fans of science fiction and romantic films will also find plenty to choose from.

Kino am Dach
Address: Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna
Date: 1st June – 9th September 2018
Showingtimes: from 9pm


“Kino wie noch nie” (“Cinema as never before”)

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This is the title of a further open-air cinema in Vienna. Das Kino wie noch nie in the city’s Augarten specialises in analogue film projections. Whenever possible, films will be shown in the rare 35mm format.

The programme is extremely interesting. In addition to the best films of the previous year in the film industry, many Austrian films will also be celebrating their premiere in Vienna. A particular highlight: the filmmakers are also present and the audience will have the opportunity to ask them questions.

Austrian silent films also celebrate a comeback here. During the cinema sessions, the classics of silent films will be shown, accompanied by suitable live music. So even if you do not speak German, you will still find something from the programme to enjoy.

Kino wie noch nie
Address: Garten des Filmarchiv Austria, Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
Date: 28th June – 26th August 2018
In June and July: 9:30pm
In August: 9pm


The wandering cinema

Among the open-air cinemas, the Volxkino is unique as it is a wandering cinema! What we normally only associate with the circus, also works perfectly with this open-air cinema.

Every few days, there is a new location and you can watch the films free of charge – in various Viennese parks, but also between market stalls or at underground stations.

The focus of the films in this wandering cinema is very diverse. Films in their original version with subtitles are also shown and it is definitely worth looking at the programme.

Address: Due to the changing locations, here is an overview.
Dates: 8th June – 14th September 2018
Showing times:
Normally from 9pm


And if you still want to experience more cinema, the capital offers many further alternatives. In addition to the open-air cinemas, there are numerous cinemas which film fans should definitely visit – you can watch a film while at the same time enjoying an atmosphere of “old Vienna”.


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