Film lovers will have a great time in Berlin; every winter the city hosts one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. During the rest of the year there is also plenty to entertain film buffs. Visit the set of classic science fiction film ‘Metropolis’ in the oldest film studio in the world. Or watch silent movies accompanied by live piano music in one of Berlin’s art cinemas. In addition to the large multiplex cinemas, there are many art cinemas that screen films in their original version.
No city is as film crazy as Berlin. Dozens of movies are filmed in Berlin every year: in ‘Valkyrie’, Tom Cruise appears in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock; and Matt Damon fans may recognise the large clock on Alexanderplatz from ‘The Bourne Supremacy’. Cinemas are very popular here. The city has dozens of them - from the ultra-modern Cinemaxx with 19 movie screens and thousands of seats to obscure art cinemas such as Eiszeit. You can also visit the modernist Kino International, the venue for all red carpet film premiers in the days of the GDR.