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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed June 20, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 26heinzk
Reviewed May 17, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sabiner148
Reviewed February 12, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Monika K
Reviewed October 20, 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Zafer Dolu Y
Reviewed July 4, 2016

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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank EvelynEssen
Reviewed February 2, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank CWU
Reviewed September 30, 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank wfrede
Reviewed September 25, 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.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Juergen F
Reviewed July 22, 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.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank 545medva
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