Fall In Love With Vienna’s Coolest Open Air Cinemas!

Posted by July 5, 2016 - Austria, Film, LIFESTYLE, Pop Culture, Things We L@VE
Open air cinemas Vienna

Beginning of July is not only marks end of school, but also the kick-off for many open air cinemas. Especially in Vienna we are really spoiled when it comes to watching movies outside. There is hardly anything that we will be reminiscent of more in winter than these warm evenings, spent with good friends and a good movie outdoors. Visiting an open air cinemas is not only about watching a movie, it’s also about collecting a memory. Even for that who are not really big fans of films – there is nothing not to love about the whole undertaking of seeing a movie outdoors. Especially whit the special places we have in Vienna ;) 

See below Vienna’s Open Air Cinemas and all the things you should know about them!

Kino wie noch nie

  • When? Daily from June, 30 to August,  28 at 9.30 p.m. 

  • Where? Augartenspitz (Garden of the Filmarchiv Austria), 1020 Vienna, Obere Augartenstraße 1 - get there: U2 Taborstraße, Tram 2

  • What? The schedule is very diverse! Movies from all decades and all countries – except the usual Hollywood trash – are screened, all in original language. The area of the cinema, which is basically a garden, includes a very sweet pop up restaurant where delicious dishes of local and seasonal ingredients can be enjoyed, as well as nice drinks. All the shown movies are repeated the very next day at the Metro Kinokulturhaus at 8.30 p.m. 

  • Highlights: Silence Of The Lambs (Demme) on July 16, The Lodger (Hitchkock) on July 22, The Name Of The Rose (Annaud) on August 6, The Gold Rush (Chaplin) on August 21

  • Tickets: € 8,50 (reduced € 7), available from 7.30 p.m. reservations can be made via mail reservierung@kinowienochnie.at or phone 0800 808 133 (mon-fri from 10 a.m., sat/sun from 2 p.m.).


Kino unter Sternen

  • When? Daily from July 1 until July 23 at 8.30 p.m. program start and 9.30 p.m. film start

  • Where? Resselpark, 1010 Vienna, Karlsplatz – get there: U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz, Trams D, 1, 2, Bus 4A, 59A

  • What? The movie program is centered around the Austrian film. Under the motto ’20 years 20 movies’ there is one movie from each year of the last to decades, from 1996 to 2015. Food and drinks are from Rita bringt’s and Kiosko Calypso Bar. One hour before the start of the movie, directors, musicians and actors are invited in front of the screen.

  • Highlights: Sunset Boulevard (Wilder) on July 14, The Crimson Pirate (Siodmak) on July 21, Komm, süßer Tod (Murnberger) on July 23

  • Tickets: Free!


Kino am Dach

  • When? Daily from June 1 until August 31 at 9 p.m. (June & July) or 8.30 p.m. (August)

  • Where? Rooftop of the Hauptbücherei,  1070 Vienna, Urban-Loritz Platz 2a, - get there: U6 Burggasse, Tram 6, 9, 18, 49, 

  • What? The one and only rooftop cinema in Austria shows classic movies, Festival successes, novelties and cult movies. Movie snacks as coke, popcorn and Ben and Jerry’s can be bought at the entrance, for a pre-screening dinner the nearby restaurant Oben is highly recommended!

  • Highlights: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (Hellerg) on July 8, Purple Rain (Magnoli) on July 24, Jules and Jim (Truffaut) on August 7

  • Tickets: € 8 (reduced € 7), available from one hour before screening, no reservations

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Filmfestival Rathausplatz

  • When? Daily from July 14 to September 4 at different times

  • Where? 1010 Wien, Rathausplatz – get there: U2 Rathaus, Tram D, 1, 71

  • What? At the Rathausplatz it’s all about music (and food). Between the huge gastronomy area with food stands offering different international cuisine (from Australian to Mexican) and the Town Hall, music plays as operas, ballets and concerts of all kinds can be watched on a very, very big screen. The shows are getting repeated and on some days there is a second show during the day. Live music is also played instead of the screenings on a couple of days. 

  • Highlights: The Met Opera: La Bohème on July 14, Herbert Grönemeyer: Dauernd Jetzt on August 13, Dionne Warwick Plays Avo Session on August 30

  • Tickets: Free!

Filmfestival Rathausplatz


  • When? Between June, 3 and September, 16 (not daily!) at different times

  • Where? The VOLXkino is a travelling cinema, for each films location check out the detailed schedule!

  • What? 45 days of more than 50 movies at 35 different venues all over Vienna. The cinemas are being built in parks, on public places or markets and present documentaries, short and music films and current feature movies. One point of focus marks the work of the Filmakademie Wien. 

  • Highlights: Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (Kraume) On July 13, Liebe mich! (Eichholtz) on July 29, In meinem Kopf ein Universum (Pieprzyca) on August 20,

  • Tickets: Free!