Cinemas in Berlin

This section contains tips for where you can watch films in Berlin with an emphasis on places showing English-language films.
I tend to go to Yorck cinemas, as I have a year pass which allows me to pay €229 a year to go to any Yorck cinema for free.
Some Yorck cinemas are in the list below, but Berlin has all sorts of other great cinemas.

Charlottenburg Friedrichshain Kreuzberg Mitte Neukölln Pankow/Prenzlauer Berg Schöneberg

Charlottenburg

Address: Kantstraße 10a
Nearest Station: Zoological Gardens (U2, U9, various S-Bahns)
Brief Description: Big old cinema. Relatively conservative programme but home to the odd gem

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Address: Kantstraße 10
Nearest station: Zoological Gardens (U2, U9, various S-Bahns)
Brief Description: About as good as you can get from a cinema chain. A bit corporate but great programme and several festivals

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Address: Kantstraße 54
Nearest Station: S-Bahn Charlottenburg (various), U-Bahn Wilmersdorfer Platz (U7)
Brief Description: generally safe programme but with the odd exciting exception that you can’t see anywhere else

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Address: Kürfurstendamm 211
Nearest station: Uhlandstraße (U1)
Brief Description; particularly good for French films, Does some Sunday lunchtime films about artists or ballet

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Friedrichshain

Address: Richard-Sorge-Straße 25a
Nearest station: Straßmannstraße (M10)
Brief Description: good independent programme

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Kreuzberg

Address: Dresdener Straße 126
Nearest Station: Kotbusser Tor (U1, U3, U8)
Brief Description: one of Berlin’s oldest English-language cinemas. Generally nothing too radical, but plenty worth watching

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Address: Segitzdamm 2
Nearest Station: Kotbusser Tor (U1, U3, U8)
Brief Desciption: good independent cinema with a programme containing stuff you won’t necessarily find elsewhere.

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Address: Nansenstraße 22
Nearest Station: Schönleinstraße (U8)
Brief Description: Another one recommended by friends. Can’t comment, but they’re reliable witnesses.

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Address: Yorckstraße 86
Nearest Station: Mehringdamm (U6, U7)
Brief Description: fairly safe programme which contains the occasional gem.

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Mitte

Address: Veteranenstraße 21
Nearest Station: Rosenthaler Platz (U8, M1, M8)
Brief Description: Good alternative programme

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Address: Potsdamer Straße 2
Nearest Station: Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25, S26, U2)
Brief Description: associated with the film museum, so pretty good on old releases. Interesting programme

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Address: Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
Nearest Station: Rosa-Luxemburg Platz (U2)
Brief Description: Interesting programme with extra seasons and silent films (sometimes with orchestral accompaniment)

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Address: Rosenthalerstraße 39
Nearest station: Weinmeisterstraße (U8), Häckescher Markt (various S- and Straßenbahn)
Brief Description: sister cinema to the Moviemento. Good independent programme

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Address: Rosenthaler Straße 40/41
Nearest station: Weinmeisterstraße (U8), Häckescher Markt (various S- and Straßenbahn)
Brief Description: slightly corporate but a good programme. Just round the corner from the Central

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Address: Karl Marx Allee 33
Nearest station: Schillingstraße (U5)
Brief Description: huge old Ostberlin cinema. Only one screen, but often used for premieres and special screenings

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Neukölln

Address: Kottbusser Damm 22
Nearest station: Schönleinstraße (U8)
Brief Description: Oldest cinema in Germany, based in Kreuzkölln with a good independent programme and a number of special events.
Currently under threat of gentrification. Be a Moviemento hero here.

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Address: Hermannstraße 20
Nearest station: Hermannplatz (U7, U8), Boddinstraße (U8)
Brief Description: Just one screen. Occasional interesting features and special events

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Address: Karl-Marx-Straße 131
Nearest station: Karl-Marx-Straße (U7)
Brief Description: generally mainstream with some independent surprizes. Charmingly authentic early 20th century cinema decor

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Address: Rollbergstraße 70
Nearest station: Boddinstraße (U8)
Brief Description: good independent selection with Creepy Crypt late on Saturdays

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Address: Hasenheide 54
Nearest station: Südstern (U7)
Brief Description: nice little local cinema

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Address: Weserstrasse 59
Nearest station: Rathaus Neukölln
Brief Description: Not one I’ve ever been to but highly recommended by friends who live South of the river

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Pankow / Prenzlauer Berg

Address: Hermann-Hesse-Straße 11
Nearest Station: Hermann-Hesse-Waldstraße (M1)
Brief Description: generally conservative programme which contains some hidden gems

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Address: Bötzowstraße 1-3
Nearest Station: Bötzowstraße (Bus 200), Am Friedrichshain (M4)
Brief Desciption: reasonable programme of independent films

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Address: Kastanienalle 77
Nearest station: Straßenbahn Schwedterstraße (M10)
Brief Description: lovely little cinema with lots of special events with little-known directors. Book early, as its very small.

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Schöneberg

Address: Hauptstraße 116
Nearest station: Innsbrucker Platz (S41, S42, S46, U4), Dominicusstr./Hauptstr (different buses and trams)
Brief Description: old “programme cinema” with some pleasant surprizes

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Address: Kolonnenstraße 5-6
Nearest station: Julius-Leber Brücke (S1)
Brief Description: Not one I go to often, but my friend Meike works here occasionally. And you don’t argue with Meike 😉

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