Contrary to the faceless multiplex cinemas, Berlin still has small cinemas and traditional movie theatres dotted all over town. Many of them are precious little gems and remind of us the great era of the going to the movies. They do not only screen the big blockbusters and these small places are perfect to do what one should do when at the movies: secretly hold hands in the dark.

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    The grand old Zoo Palast is back! The elaborately restored, traditional cinema in Berlin shows sophisticated entertainment and family films.

  • Foto: Astor Film Lounge | 2016 Premium Entertainment GmbH

    The Astor Film Lounge chases away your blues with an extra helping of luxury and plush as well as selected movies.

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    A little hidden, actually in the third backyard of Höfe am Südstern in Kreuzberg, you will find the small, relaxed arthouse-cinema which has long turned into an institution. In 2013 the Sputnik Kino celebrated its 25th anniversary.

  • Foto: Kino Arsenal | Marian Stefanowski

    The Arsenal is the repertory cinema located in the Film Museum on Potsdamer Platz and one of the movie theatres of the Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale.

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    If you like to watch movies in their original version, you will love the Odeon!

  • Foto: Filmrauschpalast

    Next to other cultural-social institutions, Kulturfabrik Moabit is also home of the Filmrauschpalast cinema.

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    The name of the little cinema in the heart of Friedrichshain says it all! With round about 80 seats it’s one of the smallest cinemas in Berlin.

  • Foto: Eva Lichtspiele

    The Eva is a small independent neighborhood cinema with a sophisticated program and less commercial productions.

  • Foto: ACUD Kino | Benno Lange

    The small ACUD Kino is part of the ACUD Kunsthaus, a place for arts.

  • Foto: Lichtblick Kino | Caterina Gili

    The Lichtblick is a charming living room cinema on Kastanienallee.