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Beautiful Art Deco Cinema - makes it an occasion!

This is a huge beautiful old building but it is immaculately clean and has modern projection and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Historic Cinema with beautiful interior

The cinema features typical design elements of the 50s which creates a special atmosphere. You can... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
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3 Aug 2018
“Beautiful Art Deco Cinema - makes it an occasion!”
20 Jun 2018
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Kettwiger Str. 36, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4920 1231023
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a huge beautiful old building but it is immaculately clean and has modern projection and sound. The seat were so comfortable with plenty of legroom. I really enjoyed going - watch out for showings in English if you don't speak German.

Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I’ve had the fortune to see the King in concert 4 times and today was among the very best. Pristine sound and a powerful performance, which I enjoyed in the company of my sister. Some comments: -Unusually, they played Dawn Song and Last Skirmish but...More

Thank 26heinzk
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The cinema features typical design elements of the 50s which creates a special atmosphere. You can also book a tour on the website (German only, as far as I know) to go behind the scenes and find out about the cinema's history and technical details....More

Thank sabiner148
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Mainly this is a cinema but there are theatre and concert performances, too. The historic building was opened in 1928. Today it still is the biggest film palace in Germany. If you dislike US-american-style cinemas and prefer elegant and plush athmosphere like I do go...More

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is the cinema with the biggest screen - in the past as well as today many premiers take place here. Recently renovated, the architectural beauty and the charm remained, however more comfortable seats.

Thank Zafer Dolu Y
Reviewed 4 July 2016

always we are very satisfied when we go on this place to watch a movie!!! Often here are rare films or premiere.

Thank EvelynEssen
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We went to Lichtburg to watch the Hateful 8 presented in 70 MM. The whole movie theater was sold out and the atmosphere was great. However if you sit in the stalls area near the back, the viewing experience was actually quite bad. The screen...More

Thank CWU
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Most historic cinema in Essen, very comfortable seats, good sound and very nice people as well. You can see all majour movies and some independant stuff as well.

Thank wfrede
Reviewed 25 September 2015

pure old style, well maintained nad a great Cinema in all aspects. Still popular for premieres. I suggest to have a drink there before the movies.

Thank Juergen F
Reviewed 22 July 2015

It was opened in 1928 as the most modern cinema in the country. During WW II a fire destroyed completely, but it was reconstructed in the style of the fifties. This is the most elegant cinema in Germany, a lot of premiers are held here.

Thank 545medva
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