Metro Cinema
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Metro Kinokulturhaus

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: THE CITY WITHOUT Jews Muslims Foreigners

It was one of the most important film finds of recent years, when Filmarchiv Austria (Austrian Film Archive) announced the rediscovery of the previously missing parts of the Austrian silent movie "The City without Jews" (1924). Nowadays, the movie is considered around the world to be the first artistic statement against anti-Semitism in film form.

In the exhibition "THE CITY WITHOUT", the movie forms the historical framework and deals with exclusion mechanisms in society past and present. It also outlines the stages of the exclusion process, from the polarization of society to the final exclusion of the created scapegoats. This development is not only described for the 1920s and 1930s, when the anti-Semites screamed for the exclusion of the Jews, but continues down to the present day, when agitation is raising its head again: against foreigners, Muslims and refugees.

March 2 to December 30, 2018

Metro Kinokulturhaus

Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €6
    • Combination ticket for Exhibition & Cinema: €11
  • Opening times

    • Exhibition: daily, 15:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • 1 Wheelchair spaces available
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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