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Where to see original movies in Berlin?

28 Oct

movie pictureNow that it is getting colder and darker earlier this is the time for indoor activities. One thing to do is going to the movies and if you like seeing them in their original language you got a couple of options in the city of Berlin. Here is a list of cinemas that do so:

  • Cinestar at the Potsdamer Platz at Sony Center is one of the biggest and also pretty commercial. Funny part, their website is in German and not available in English. Movie tickets are between 7 and 8 Euros. On Tuesdays it’s only 5.50 EUR, 3D movies are more expensive.
  • The York cinema group has various theaters throughout the city showing all different kinds of movies, also the independent kind. Unfortunately ones again website in German only. Ticket prices vary between 5.50 on Mondays and 7 to 9 Euros on the other days. Don’t forget to ask for their discount card: pay six and get the seventh for free.
  • Now we are getting of mainstream… fsk Kino at the Oranienplatz is a smaller cinema theater that shows independent movies. The program is on their website. You can subscribe to a newsletter in many different languages that will let you know when movies are shown. They offer a coupon and can be found on the website by clicking in the upper left corner on the word Kinogutschein. Two people can enjoy a movie for 14 bucks.
  • The Hackesche Höfe Kino is an independent arthouse cinema. It is located right in the touristy center of Hackescher Markt near Friedrichstrasse (map). Mondays and Tuesdays discounted ticket prices are available for 6,50 Euro. All other days you pay 8 and a little more if the movie is over 140 minutes long. The program is current available here. Heavy user discount cards are also available (10 for 55 and 5 for 27.50 Euros).

Additional movie theaters listings are available on the following websites http://berlin.angloinfo.com, http://www.berlinfo.com, http://gridskipper.com and if you are looking for more browsing over to http://www.toytowngermany.com might have what you are looking for.

Welcome to Berlin

28 Sep

Sunset in BerlinWelcome to the exciting city of Berlin. After living here for a few months we have decided to share some of our experiences and other important information. There are tons of people who visit our new city and are looking for insider information to easily get around and find the time to see and explore the most interesting things our city has to offer.

So we are very exited to start this blog and bring you along to experience Berlin with us.  We will post all information we think might be of interest to others as it was useful in one way or another for one the contributors of this blog.  The blog will include all sorts of information from traveling to Berlin for the weekend on a budget to finding an apartment.   If you feel like you found out about something interesting we encourage you to participate by either sending in your snippet by email or posting it as a a comment to a corresponding post in this blog.

Enjoy!