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. This year's program focuses on the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera.

The open-air cinema Kaleidoskop at Karlsplatz is as colorful as its name suggests, and shows movies that portray people with a wide range of lifestyles, all with free admission.

The Cinema like never before at Augartenspitz shows favorites from the last twelve months of cinema, exciting premieres of current Austrian and international movies, as well as numerous classics. This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, the focus will be on films in outer space, under the slogan "To the moon and beyond". A second special is dedicated to dance and film: from classic Hollywood musicals to current experimental works. At the cinema sessions, classic silent movies will be accompanied by live music. Culinary organic delights complete the offering.

From the roof to the museum garden

The Cinema on the Roof of the Main Library on the Gürtel shows around 100 films of all genres, including international prize-winning films such as Pawel Pawlikowski's post-war romantic drama "Cold War" and the Japanese feature film "Shoplifters", which won an award in Cannes. "Bohemian Rhapsody", the film biography about Freddie Mercury, is on the program, as is the multiple prize-winning historical film "The Favourite". A series of films recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall thirty years ago with audience hits such as "Sonnenallee" and "Good Bye Lenin!". Fans of Austrian film will not miss out either, because a current domestic production will be shown every Wednesday.

A traveling cinema in the old tradition is the Volxkino. It has pitched its tents at unusual locations for thirty years: between market stalls or social housing buildings, in parks or on public squares. On the occasion of 100 years of Red Vienna, the Volxkino visits no fewer than six social housing buildings this time around. Six further special dates with the Viennese markets complement the 30th performance season. Austrian film is the focus of the Volxkino; the series "Films from next door" this year features works from Germany. The Western revival will be taken into account with the focus on "World Wide Western". Admission is free of charge on all dates.

The Kammergarten (privy garden) at the Lower Belvedere will once again be transformed into an open-air cinema – this year under the motto "Grünblick" (Green View).  Films about blooming, growing, and flourishing will be presented, including classics such as Peter Greenaway's "The Draughtsman's Contract", the British comedy "Saving Grace", and the romantic historical film "The Gardener of Versailles". In keeping with this, tours of the Baroque gardens and the exhibition “Material. A Garden for Flax and Madder" by the Austrian artist Johanna Kandl will be offered at 7.30 pm.

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. In cooperation with the /slash film festival, a number of evenings are also dedicated to the genre of horror.

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.

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.

dotdotdot, a small festival for short films, is held in the garden of the Austrian Folklore Museum. To mark its 10th edition, it goes on cineastic journeys on and off the screen.

Music Film Festival

Free admission
June 29 - September 1, 2019
www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at

City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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Kaleidoskop

Free admission
June 28 - July 19, 2019
http://kaleidoskop.film

Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Comments

      Guiding system for the visually impaired with special "leading stones" (grooves and knobs), which can be felt with canes or feet - for the passage between the individual artistic institutions on Karlsplatz (e.g. Künstlerhaus, Musikverein) and for crossing the Friedrichstrasse-Lothringerstrasse intersection (which has heavy traffic), the traffic lights have audible signals.

       

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Cinema like never before

June 27 - August 25, 2019
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

Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
June 6 - September 8, 2019
www.kinoamdach.at

Vienna Main Library (Hauptbücherei Wien)

Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Wien
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Cinema in the Privy Garden (Kammergarten)

Admission with the museum ticket
Movies in original versions with German subtitles
August 1-25, 2019
www.belvedere.at/Kino_im_Kammergarten

Lower Belvedere, Orangery (Belvedere - Unteres Belvedere & Orangerie)

Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0 €
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • ( Door  90  cm  wide )
        Rennweg 6
      • Ramp 600  cm  long , 200  cm  high
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 90 cm low
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for groups in Austrian sign language and for the visually impaired (tactile tours).
      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts.

    • Comments

      Lower Belvedere Shop & Orangerie: no steps

      Orangery entrance: wheelchair access via link corridor from Lower Belvedere to the Orangery, 2 single, paned doors (each 131 cm wide). Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the Orangery.

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frame[o]ut Film Festival

Free admission
Films in the original with German or English subtitles
July 12 - August 31, 2019
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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Arena Summer Cinema

Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
August 15-28, 2019 (excluding August 18 and 20)
www.arena.co.at
https://de-de.facebook.com/Sommerkino.Arena.Wien/

Volxkino

at various locations
Start at Karmelitermarkt (2nd district)
Free admission
Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
May 24 - September 16, 2019
www.volxkino.at

Karmelitermarkt

Krummbaumgasse / Leopoldsgasse / Haidgasse, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 06:00 - 19:30
    • Sa, 06:00 - 17:00
    • Food stands Mo - Sa, 06:00 - 23:00
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Stumm & Laut

Free admission
Silent movies with live music
August 22-24, 2019
http://volxkino.at/stumm-laut

Columbusplatz

Columbusplatz, 1100 Wien
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dotdotdot

Some films in German, others in the original version with subtitles
July 31 - August 30, 2019
Every We, Th, Fr
www.dotdotdot.at

Folklore Museum Vienna (Volkskundemuseum Wien)

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 20:00
  • 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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