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Open air cinema
© Christoph Storn

Open-air cinema

At the annual Music Film Festival, Vienna’s City Hall Square becomes a meeting point for music lovers and night owls - with free film screenings and culinary delicacies. The range of music films shown covers everything from opera to pop.

Kino wie noch nie (Cinema like never before) at Augartenspitz shows numerous Austrian premieres of successful international and domestic films. A small tribute will be dedicated to the Czech director and two-time Oscar winner Miloš Forman who passed away this year. The focus of “Make Love, Not War” is on the 1968 attitude towards life. At the cinema sessions, classic silent movies will be accompanied by extraordinary live music. Culinary organic delights complete the offering.

Kino am Dach – the cinema on the roof of the Main Library on Vienna’s Gürtel celebrates its 15th birthday this year and will show the best films of past years on this occasion. Award-winning international productions such as “Cinema Paradiso” and Woody Allen's “Annie Hall” are on the program. Current Austrian films will be shown every Wednesday.

The Kammergarten (privy garden) at the Lower Belvedere will also once again be transformed into an open-air cinema – this year under the motto “Spirit of 68.” Movies such as “Easy Rider,” “Zabriskie Point,” “Captain Fantastic,” and “Die Vaterlosen (The Fatherless)” are a must, of course.

The Arena Summer Cinema shows an exciting mix of popular and unusual films. Come and find a comfy spot on the meadow with the blankets provided.

A traveling cinema in the old tradition is the Volxkino. It pitches it tents at unusual locations: between market stalls or municipal buildings, in parks or by subway stations. The focus lies on prize-winning films from around the world and current films from Austria. Admission is free.

The film festival Stumm & Laut on Columbusplatz screens historic silent movies accompanied by live music. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin send their regards. Admission is also free.

A small festival for short films is dotdotdot, held in the garden of the Austrian Folklore Museum. Themed “We're in this together now!”, 150 short films will create the utopia of a global humanism far from hate on the net, shitstorms, cyber-bullying, body shaming and vengeance porn.

Music Film Festival

1., Rathausplatz
Free admission
30 June - 2 September 2018

Cinema like never before

2., Augartenspitz/Obere Augartenstrasse 1e
28 June - 26 August 2018
Films in the original with German or English subtitles

Cinema on the Roof

7., Gürtel/Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
1 June - 6 September 2018

Cinema in the Kammergarten

3rd district, Lower Belvedere, Rennweg 6
Admission with the museum ticket
Movies in original versions with German subtitles
1-22 August 2018

Arena Summer Cinema

3., Baumgasse 80
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
16-22 August 2018


at various locations
Start at Karmelitermarkt (2nd district)
Free admission
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
8 June - 14 September 2018

Stumm & Laut

10., Columbusplatz
Free admission
Silent movies with live music
16-18 August 2018


8., Laudongasse 15-19
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
3 July - 24 August 2018

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