Music Film Festival at Rathausplatz 2020
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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 cinema and dining areas are strictly separated this year. The cinema area has space for 500 people in boxes of 2 or 4; a free reservation is required. The range of music films shown covers everything from opera to pop. This year, the program focuses – how could it be otherwise in Beethoven year – on his 250th birthday.

The Cinema like never before on the Augartenspitz is being held this year under the title "Vienna like never before" and shows unusual movies about the city from the past 100 years. Classics such as The Third Man can be watched here, as can the cult film "Before Sunrise" with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, which was shot in Vienna. The restored version of "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (The City without Jews), Ulrich Seidl's "Hundstage" (Dog Days), Willi Forst's "Maskerade", the action thriller "Scorpio" with Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon, the erotic drama "The Night Porter" with Charlotte Rampling – no classic that makes reference to Vienna is omitted here. A comprehensive homage to the city. On the following day, the respective movie will be shown at the Metro Kinokulturhaus.

See you outdoors!

This year's Cinema on the Roof of the Main Library on the Gürtel is held under the slogan "Cinema against the Crisis". International prize-winning movies such as Ken Loach's drama "Sorry We Missed You", "Parasite", which cleaned up at the Oscars, Todd Phillips's "Joker" with the fantastic Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role, and the Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" are on the program. Fans of Austrian film will also get their money's worth: the repertoire ranges from Jessica Hausner's science fiction drama "Little Joe" to "Nevrland", a gripping mystery drama.

A traveling cinema in the old tradition is the Volxkino. It has pitched its tents at unusual locations for over thirty years: between market stalls or social housing buildings, in parks or on public squares. Austrian film is the focus of the Volxkino. The event kicks off with four dates on Jodok-Fink-Platz in front of the Piarist Church, which show exciting films about the Roman-Catholic church. Admission is free of charge on all dates.

An open-air cinema also pitches its tents in the Prater this year. Popular blockbusters will be shown here on a giant screen. Audiences can make themselves comfy on blankets; snacks and popcorn will be provided. You can also bring along your own treats if you like.

The frame[o]ut Film Festival in the MuseumsQuartier presents a colorful cross-section of documentary films and numerous independent films from around the world on 16 evenings in July and August.

dotdotdot, a small festival for short films, is held in the garden of the Austrian Folklore Museum. The focus this year is on contemporary puppet animation film.

Music Film Festival

July 4 – September 6, 2020
Free admission, but seat reservation required!
www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at

City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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Cinema like never before

July 9 – August 16, 2020
No tickets on the door; tickets can be reserved online
Films in the original with German or English subtitles
www.kinowienochnie.at

Augartenspitz

Augartenspitz/Obere Augartenstraße 1e, 1020 Wien
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Cinema on the Roof

August 18 – September 27, 2020
No tickets on the door; tickets can be reserved online at: tickets.kinoamdach.at
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
www.kinoamdach.at

Vienna Main Library (Hauptbücherei Wien)

Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Wien
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Volxkino

July 1 – September 18, 2020
Free admission
Some films in German, others in the original version with German subtitles
Various locations throughout Vienna
Starts on Jodok-Fink-Platz in front of the Piarist Church
www.volxkino.at

Piarist Church (Piaristenkirche) Maria Treu

Jodok-Fink-Platz, 1080 Wien
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Prater open-air cinema

July 27 – August 9, 2020
www.facebook.com/OpenAir-Kino-Wien

Prater

Prater, 1020 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 32% off / 10€ off , Special gift (coupon package)
  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
    • daily, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Weather permitting
  • Accessibility

    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (Waldsteingartenstraße)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.

       

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frame[o]ut Film Festival

Free admission
July 17 – September 5, 2020
Films in the original with German or English subtitles
frameout.at

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G).
      Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.

       

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dotdotdot

July 5 – August 25, 2020
Every Su, Mo, Tu
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
www.dotdotdot.at

Folklore Museum Vienna (Volkskundemuseum Wien)

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors   180  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special tours for visually impaired visitors.

    • Comments

      Access to permanent exhibition area and café: no steps, freight elevator to special exhibition rooms (assistance necessary).

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