After weeks of enduring a cultural time-out, Berliners can again look forward to enjoying one of the city’s most attractive outdoor cinemas. From now until 30 August, the most popular feature films of recent months are shown on a gigantic screen between the Philharmonie and the Neue Nationalgalerie. As in past seasons, the Yorck Kinogruppe has organised the summer cinema event in collaboration with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the German-French cultural television broadcaster ARTE. They have once again put together a varied and entertaining programme. The Oscar-winning film Der Rausch (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg, with Mads Mikkelsen in the lead, makes for a brilliant start. The programme will be enhanced by numerous Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) special screenings and films.
The ARTE-Sommerkino is also hosting the summer edition of the Berlinale at the Kulturforum. Advance ticket sales for all Berlinale screenings begin on 3 June. Some variations to the health and safety concept in place may be experienced due to testing a pilot programme.
If these were normal times, the summer cinema programme would be released as a flyer outlining an entire season, allowing viewers to browse ahead. Due to the current short-term planning schedules and changing space capacities, this year’s programme will only be published about two to three weeks in advance: www.sommerkino.berlin.
All tickets this season are once more combined with a seat reservation. There is also no box office in an effort to ensure infection control. Tickets are to be purchased in advance online via the Yorck Kinogruppe website. Admission is only permitted with a negative, same-day Covid-19 PCR or point-of-care (PoC) antigen test (corona rapid test; no self-tests) or proof of complete vaccination. Wearing a medical FFP2 mask that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory on the entire event site. Further information about the programme and Health and Safety Measures in place can also be found on the same website.