Lichtburg

Lichtburg, Essen: Address, Phone Number, Lichtburg Reviews: 5/5

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Heinz Kohnen
By Heinz Kohnen
KING CRIMSON The Beast
Jun 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 not Prince Rupert’s Lament- and no Bolero either. -Suitable Grounds has a cool new intro with Jeremy playing dissonant piano. -The new Radical Action is the most complete Fripp instrumental in 15 years. It is the only instrumental of the current era which doesn’t sound like an intro or outro, even if it did segue into Meltdown. -LTIA IV. is played without coda. Robert’s playing in the fast section was sloppy but the drums were on point. -Discipline is outstanding; the three drummers remain faithful to Bruford’s complex original part but flesh it out thoroughly. -I had an intense moment of personal insight during Islands. -I thought often of Bernie F. Quiroga and wished he had been sitting next to me. King Crimson, Lichtburg, Essen, June 20 2018 Walk In: Soundscape Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. I Neurotica Cirkus Dawn Song Last Skirmish Epitaph Suitable Grounds for the Blues Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. IV Islands Discipline Indiscipline Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. II —- Devil Dogs of Tesselation Row Red One More Red Nightmare Moonchild The Court of the Crimson King Radical Action III Meltdown Radical Action II Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. V (Level 5) Cadence and Cascade Drumson Outbreak Starless —- 21st Century Schizoid Man Toilets quit clean, but not enough for so much people (Mans)

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Mark G
Maidenhead, UK291 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
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.
Written August 3, 2018
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Heinz Kohnen
Herten, Germany141 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 not Prince Rupert’s Lament- and no Bolero either.
-Suitable Grounds has a cool new intro with Jeremy playing dissonant piano.
-The new Radical Action is the most complete Fripp instrumental in 15 years. It is the only instrumental of the current era which doesn’t sound like an intro or outro, even if it did segue into Meltdown.
-LTIA IV. is played without coda. Robert’s playing in the fast section was sloppy but the drums were on point.
-Discipline is outstanding; the three drummers remain faithful to Bruford’s complex original part but flesh it out thoroughly.
-I had an intense moment of personal insight during Islands.
-I thought often of Bernie F. Quiroga and wished he had been sitting next to me.

King Crimson, Lichtburg, Essen, June 20 2018

Walk In: Soundscape
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. I
Neurotica
Cirkus
Dawn Song
Last Skirmish
Epitaph
Suitable Grounds for the Blues
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. IV
Islands
Discipline
Indiscipline
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. II
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Devil Dogs of Tesselation Row
Red
One More Red Nightmare
Moonchild
The Court of the Crimson King
Radical Action III
Meltdown
Radical Action II
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt. V (Level 5)
Cadence and Cascade
Drumson Outbreak
Starless
—-
21st Century Schizoid Man

Toilets quit clean, but not enough for so much people (Mans)
Written June 21, 2018
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Sabine R
25 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
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. Every Thursday a Jazz jam session takes place in the bar on the first floor. Really worth going there!
Written May 17, 2017
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Monika K
Essen, Germany29 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
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 and visit the place. The building houses two (one big and one small) halls. Therefore it obviously cannot offer such a huge selection of movies as Cinemax and Co. But the current top films are always shown here. Perhaps you even manage to see a premiere with many stars being present.
Written February 12, 2017
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Zafer Dolu Y
Essen, Germany61 contributions
Aug 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.
Written October 20, 2016
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EvelynEssen
Essen61 contributions
Jan 2016
always we are very satisfied when we go on this place to watch a movie!!! Often here are rare films or premiere.
Written July 4, 2016
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CWU
Aachen, Germany933 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
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 was too small, the sound was bad too. The building itself is quite interesting and worth a visit but i am not so sure about watching movies here. Pop Corn here was quite delicious though.
Written February 2, 2016
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wfrede
Essen22 contributions
Sep 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.
Written September 30, 2015
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Juergen F
Essen, Germany172 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
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.
Written September 25, 2015
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
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.
Written July 22, 2015
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