Unusual cinemas in Berlin
In Berlin you are spoilt for choice as far as cinemas are concerned: from small cinemas right up to multiplexes, there is something for everyone. Most are found on Potsdamer Platz where the Film Museum is also situated. Here are some suggestions:
ARSENAL. Potsdamer Straße 2
CINEMAXX POTSDAMER PLATZ 1-19. Potsdamer Straße 5
CINESTAR IMAX IM SONY CENTER. Potsdamer Straße 4
DELPHI. Kantstraße 12A
INTERNATIONAL. Karl-Marx-Allee 33
INTIMES. Niederbarnimstraße 15
SPUTNIK SUDSTERN. Hasenheide 54
Berlin Film Museum
From Marlene Dietrich to “Lola rennt”
Original costumes, historical film cameras, impressive models, posters as well as countless pictures from films and studio stills. The Berlin Film Museum in the Sony Centre offers the opportunity to get to know more about the history of cinema in Germany. For example you can do a multimedia time trip and form your own impression of all important German films and actors. One of the galleries houses an extensive exhibition on cartoon and science fiction films.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30 – 18.30, Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Entry fee for school groups: €2,50/student
Guided tours: Saturday 16.00; Sunday 14.00
Address: Potsdamer Straße 2 (U-Bahn/S-Bahn (= city train) to Potsdamer Platz)
Visiting a film set
Potsdam is situated just outside Berlin and is home to the famous Babelsberg studios. Here you will be able to experience a film set for real. Stunt shows are staged daily at 12.00 and 15.00, you can have a session with a studio make up artist or go on a guided tour as well as admire props from famous films made here such as the Marlene Dietrich classic Der blaue Engel.
Opening times: daily 10.00 – 18.00 (April – October)
Entry fee: €15,00/person
Access: S-Bahn line 7 from Berlin to Griebnitzsee, followed by the 696 bus to Drewitz, then 5 minutes on foot.
An alternative would be to go by bus on the main B1 road via Babelsberg itself or the Glienicke Bridge.
Address: Entrance Großbeerenstraße