Summer Cinema at the Kulturforum Starts on 29 May 2024


On Wednesday, 29 May, the ARTE summer cinema kicks off the open-air viewing season at the Kulturforum. Things get started at 9:45 pm with a preview of this year’s Berlinale competition entry, My Favourite Cake. The most popular feature films of the past months will be shown on a huge screen between the Philharmonic Hall and the Neue Nationalgalerie until the end of August. Tickets are available online. Remaining tickets can be purchased at the evening box office.

During the summer months, the Piazzetta in front of the Gemäldegalerie will once again host this season’s best arthouse cinema. The programme, including audience favourites such as Anatomie eines Falls (31 May), The Zone of Interest (5 June), Der Junge und der Reiher (8 June), Perfect Days (15 June), Poor Things (28 June), Past Lives (30 June) and Barbie (4 July), will be supplemented by numerous special screenings. All films are shown in their original language with either German or English subtitles.

The complete programme and advance ticket sales are available online:

Admission: 11 euros online; 12 euros for remaining tickets at the evening box office; 10 euros online with a Yorck Cinema membership

Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the venue, with blankets available for loan at the ticket office on cooler evenings.

Summer Cinema

In the summers of 2002 and 2003, the most popular cinema films of the previous months were presented once again as part of the Museum Film Festival. In the following years, the open-air cinema moved to the Museumsinsel Berlin. In 2007, it returned to the Kulturforum under the direction of the Yorck Group. Since then, the most appealing films of the past months, original versions, previews and film series about ongoing museum exhibitions have been shown there every year, sometimes with the actors in attendance.

The Summer Cinema at the Kulturforum adjacent to Potsdamer Platz is an event organised by the Yorck Cinema Group in collaboration with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and presented by the ARTE public service broadcasting network.