English-language Film and Cinemas in Berlin
Information on where and how to find full listings of what's on at the movies today, and in the near future. Where to find out what's showing in Berlin and how to book your seat at the cinema...
There are many cinemas (Kino) in Berlin showing films in their original language (Original Fassung or OF). Films listed as OmU (Original mit Untertiteln) are also shown in their original language, usually with German subtitles. In some cases, the original language of the film will be French, Spanish or Japanese. Films being shown in the original language with English subtitles are also sometimes listed as OF mit engl. UT (Original Version with English subtitles).
In addition, during the annual Berlin Film Festival in February there are multiple screenings of newly released original language films shown at mainstream cinemas which normally only show films dubbed into German. During summer, the Open Air Cinema screens many films in English.
A film's original language and other details can be checked on the Internet Movie Database, which provides information on the director, actors, reviews and awards.
Regular publications such as the bi-monthly Tip and Zitty have full cinema listings as well as the addresses and nearest public transport links. Berlin's daily newspapers also have (less comprehensive) cinema listings.
- The kino-zitty website allows a search by film, area or film type
English-Language Movies Now On
To find out what's showing in VO today and later this week, see the Angloinfo Cinema Guide (updated weekly on Thursdays).
Cinemas in Berlin showing English films
- Cinemas showing English-language films
Open Air Cinema Schwarzenberg runs a programme of films in summer, with many of them shown in their original English language (OmU). Screenings are nightly at 21:45.
- Each month's programme is published on the website: Click here select the month from the menu
- Open Air Cinema Kino Mitte
At: 2nd backyard of Central Cinema/Haus Schwarzenberg, Rosenthalerstraße 39, Berlin-Mitte (U-Bahn Weinmeisterstraße, S-Bahn: Hackescher Markt)
Tel: 030 28 599 973
- Freiluftkino Pompeji
At: Lakerstraße 5, 10245 Berlin
Tel: 0176 5786 1079