The heart of the new Metro Kinokulturhaus is a historic, heritage listed cinema auditorium dating to 1893, which was converted into a theater in 1924. With its wood paneling and red interior, it ranks among the most beautiful cinemas in Vienna nowadays. From the spacious foyer, visitors can look into the auditorium through a glass wall.
The two floors directly above the cinema have been developed into the Kinokulturhaus following extensive remodeling work. The 500 m² exhibition space is used for temporary exhibitions on the topic of film and cinematic history, also linked to retrospectives and film events.
On the first floor, there is an additional new cinema auditorium with 49 seats, named after the film producer Eric Pleskow, who hails from Vienna. To go with Vienna as a city of film, the aim is to make the topic of film and cinema visible in the Metro Kinokulturhaus in historical, cultural and social terms by organizing changing exhibitions. At the same time, Filmarchiv Austria (Austrian Film Archive) has the opportunity to present its activities here.
Current exhibition: Kino Welt Wien (Cinema World Vienna)
Since cinematography conquered Vienna in 1896, the city's appearance has been characterized by movie theaters with their shining façades. Having peaked at over 200, there are only about 30 movie theaters in Vienna today. The exhibition invites you to go on a walk through the movie theater landscape past and present and tells the story of a magical space. Reflecting the hopes and dreams, as well as the cares and concerns of entire generations, the movie theater is a powerful instrument of entertainment and amusement, of art and education, of business and politics. The relics and documents on show bear witness to this.
March 5, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Metro KinokulturhausJohannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien
- Adults €6
- Combination ticket for Exhibition & Cinema: €11
- Exhibition: daily, 15:00 - 21:00
- no steps
- 1 Wheelchair spaces available
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
- Main entrance