Dusseldorf Whether it’s a classic, a documentary or the latest cinematic success, the open-air cinema attracts many people to the screen every summer. Also this year, many cities in NRW offer an extraordinary cinematic experience under the starry sky. An overview.
Watching the latest hit movie under the starry sky with a cool drink in hand – that’s possible again in summer. Also this year, selected locations on the banks of the Rhine will be transformed into open-air cinemas. But also beer gardens, a racetrack and a disused blast furnace are converted into a cinema. A selection of the most beautiful open-air cinemas in NRW:
Alltours cinema on the banks of the Rhine in Düsseldorf
Preparations for the 2022 season are underway: moviegoers can once again look forward to “Film Nights under the Stars” directly on the banks of the Rhine in Düsseldorf this year. According to the organizers, visitors not only have a view of the largest hydraulic screen in the world, but also of the skyline and the Rhine against the setting sun. For the selection of the cinema program, the project team has even provided reinforcements: the organizers D.Live and Alltours will now be supported by film experts from the UCI cinema. More information on dates and schedule will be announced soon, according to a statement.
Four Linden beer garden in Dusseldorf
From June 17 to August 13 the film art cinemas in Düsseldorf are transforming the Vierlinden beer garden in the Südpark into a cinema. With the onset of darkness, the canvas is puffed up, which can withstand almost any weather. The performance is only canceled in the event of severe weather warnings and continued heavy rain. Admission is from 7 p.m., the film starts around 9:30 p.m. Everyone can bring their cinema snack, but drinks must be purchased on site. Tickets and movie descriptions, including trailers for all movies, are available on the Filmkunstkino website.
Valley glitter in Wuppertal
From June 24 the motto in the inner courtyard of the old fire station of Elberfelder Gathe is again: curtain up, film off! According to the organizer, a mixture of “mainstream and sophisticated international cinematic art” will be shown in the summer cinema – whatever the weather. Thanks to an ingenious tarpaulin system, the area can be almost completely covered, so that a large part of the public remains dry even in continuous rain. In the adjoining beer garden, you can stock up on drinks and snacks in advance. A “relaxed feast for the senses”, as the outdoor cinema sees it.
At the start of the season, on the occasion of the war in Ukraine, Stanley Kubrick’s political grotesque “Dr. Strange or: How I learned to love the bomb” will be screened. The presale begins in May and goes through the ticket office. The rest of the program will be announced in June. 3G regulations apply.
Stadtwerke summer cinema in the Duisburg-Nord landscape park
The iron has not been processed for a long time in the casting room of a disused blast furnace in the Duisburg-Nord landscape park. Instead, it serves as an extraordinary location for blockbusters. In the Stadtwerke summer cinema are from July 22 to August 21 to watch current films, classics and cult films. More details and tickets will soon be available online.
Open-air cinema SWK in the municipal forest of Krefeld
“Spectacular and breathtaking” – with these words the organizer describes the open-air cinema in the city forest of Krefeld. From July 7 to August 21 the hippodrome is transformed into a cinema. On the covered and padded grandstand, from where visitors usually watch fast-paced car chases, they can then see movie heroes on screen. In addition to classic movie snacks such as popcorn or nachos, currywurst and burgers are also available in the beer garden.
Tickets are available online from May and at the SWK & GSAK Service Center. The ticket office and beer garden open at 7 p.m. Entrance to the stands is from 8 p.m., seats can be chosen freely. There are no more beach chairs – but lounge sofas. They are in the front row and can be reserved in advance.
Sion Summer Cinema in Cologne
In Cologne, the Rhine is not only used as a backdrop: in the Rheinauhafen, the 100 square meter screen and stage float on the water in the harbor basin. The public is seated on the bleachers in front of them with a view of the cathedral. The program includes clips from films such as “Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore’s Secrets”, documentaries such as “International Ocean Film Tour” and more. Guests can even expect several specials this year, including the “Trash Island Open Air Cinema Night” on June 3. Admission is from 7 p.m. before the film starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are available online. Season starts June 1 with the historic film journey “Cologne after the war in color”. Snacks and cold drinks are available at the bar. In the event of cancellation of the event due to weather conditions, the organizer will provide information on the website as soon as possible before 7:00 p.m.
Cinenova Open Air in Cologne
The open-air offer of the Cinenova arthouse cinema in Cologne-Ehrenfeld is small but good. On a screen in the house beer garden from mid-June to mid-August a mix of current and recently released films are screened outdoors. The show begins at dusk. In case of rain, storm or heavy thunderstorm, the outdoors becomes an indoor experience and the film is screened in the lobby. Tickets are available online or at the box office, which opens at 5 p.m. the night of the show. 3G regulations apply and a mask obligation applies as soon as the seat is free. In addition to snacks and drinks, meat and vegetarian dishes are also served in the beer garden. More information about the program will be available online this summer.
Essen open-air cinema at the factory pool
From July 14 to August 18 the space under the coking plant’s printing press will once again become an open-air cinema. On the program, classics and film highlights from the past decades, such as “Monster AG” on July 14, “Men in Black” the following week or “The Graduate Examination” on August 11, each time from 9 p.m. Tickets can be pre-ordered on 0180 6050400 or online. In addition, they are available at all advance booking offices and at the Ruhr Visitor Center in the coal washing plant.
Outdoor cinema in Dinslaken
The red carpet will be rolled out at three locations in Dinslaken under the title “Films with friends”: the inner courtyard of the castle, the lido at Tenderingsee and the mine workshop at Lohberg will each be transformed into open-air cinemas for a weekend. end. The organizer has not yet announced when and with what program the 2022 season will start.
Here is the link to the information: Here you will find the most beautiful outdoor cinemas in NRW