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
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From 4th July until 16th 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. This year, the access to the cinema area is only possible with a valid ticket, which can be conveniently reserved online. Remaining tickets are available on site. The best thing is to reserve lodges online for a cosy evening at the cinema!
In addition, visitors are treated to delicious food from the renowned restaurant operator DO & CO. The culinary area has room for 500 guests and is clearly separated from the open-air cinema area, thus ensuring the best possible safety distances. It is advisable to reserve a table online at DO & Co.
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: 4th July – 6th September 2020
Film begin: Every day at dusk
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).
There will be international films (normally in their original version with subtitles) such as Joker, Birds of Prey as well as various Austrian productions. And fans of science fiction and romantic films will also find plenty to choose from.
Attention, this year the tickets can only be purchased online. Of course, the general rules of hygiene and distance to each other also apply here.
Kino am Dach
Address: Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna
Date: 18th June – 27th September 2020
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: This year the digital home cinema of the Filmarchiv Austria accompanies the summer cinema. Online access to Austria’s film heritage is available here free of charge.
The Grünstern Kinoheuriger also completes the cinema experience. Special emphasis is placed on fresh and local food, salads, spreads and wonderful wines and juices from Viennese growing areas.
Kino wie noch nie
Address: Garten des Filmarchiv Austria, Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
Date: 9th July – 16th August 2020
In 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.
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. Here too, all prescribed hygiene and safety measures must be observed by all visitors.
Address: Due to the changing locations it is best to inquire on the website
Dates: 1st July – 18th September 2020
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”.
Attention: due to corona, some of the cinemas have made changes in their schedule or have established certain rules of use. Here too, it is best to take a quick look online before you visit, so that you can enjoy the film without any problems.