Open-air cinemas in Wien


If you are planning to spend the hot summer nights in Wien, might as well spend it via chasing the stars. I mean, the stars of the movies while sitting under the hopefully star-filled night. Okay, that sounds so cheesy.

We all know the popular Kino Unter Sternen, which features a tribute to the stellar US comedian Jerry Lewis. It will run from June 28 till August 12. Apart from the comedian’s films, other movies to be screened include “Science of Sleep” with the fantastic and pretty Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, Roman Polanski’s “Dance of the Vampires,” and etc.

Now the city’s Main Library will also have its own open-air cinema and it is going to be on the library’s rooftops. Called Lichter der Großstadt (The lights in the metropoles), it is already in its fourth season. This year’s theme will the significance of big cities such as Vienna, New York, and Saigon and will kick off on June 22 till July 1. It will be a mishmash of classics, rarities, and succesful films. For Vienna the feature movie will be “Exit-nur keine Panik” and for NewYork it will be Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam,” his cinematic rendition to revisit the serial killer Son of Sam and the situation of NYC around this time. I read that the admission costs will be €7 and € .50 cent higher for Kino Unter Sternen.

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  1. Jochen (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    At sommerkino Tribüne Krieau you have € 6 the whole season if you register as “Stammkunde” on their website. The Open Air Cinema is also very nice with it’s pre-war grand stand of the horse race track…


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