Cinestar Mainzer Landstraße
Multi-screen cinema with 8 theaters and 1,905 seats, with some movies in their original version. Parents with children pay only the cheaper children’s admission on weekdays from 6 pm.
›› Griesheim, Mainzer Landstr. 681, www.cinestar.de
Frankfurt’s largest multi-screen theater, very popular and also a venue for many film festivals. It has 12 screens, including the largest screens in Hesse at 300 sq m in theaters 5 and 6. A total of 3,495 seats, including seats for couples.
›› Nordend-West, Eschenheimer Anlage 40, www.cinestar.de
Centrally located multi-screen theater directly at the Hauptwache, 8 theaters with 1,378 seats, Tuesday movie night.
›› Innenstadt, Zeil 125 (Hauptwache), Tel. 28 52 05, www.cineplex.de
Single screen with Dolby Surround Sound in a central location near the Konstablerwache, 200 seats in the stalls on the balcony.
›› Innenstadt, Schäfergasse 29, Tel. 28 52 05, www.cineplex.de
Art house cinema with 260-seat and 135-seat screening rooms. Art films but also mainstream films, as well as a few films in their original language. No reduced admission night.
›› Nordend-Ost, Berger Str. 177, Tel. 945 03 30
Art house theater with 3 screening rooms with 282, 117 and 61 seats. There’s no on-screen advertising yet admission is still inexpensive (see also Harmonie Kinos). A few films in their original language, reduced admission on Tuesdays.
›› Innenstadt, Roßmarkt 7, Tel. 21 99 78 55, www.arthouse-kinos.de
Classics and documentaries in digital quality. Whether Marlene Dietrich classics or contemporary Asian films, the modern technology will satisfy even the most discerning cinematic taste, one screen with 113 seats.
›› Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Str. 46a, Tel. 21 24 56 64, www.filmforum-höchst.com
Art house theater with sophisticated program, 2 screens, no advertising, but still inexpensive (see also Cinema), also original version movies. Tuesdays reduced admission.
›› Sachsenhausen, Dreieichstr. 54, Tel. 66 37 18 36, www.arthouse-kinos.de
Mal seh’n Kino
Cozy art house theater, one screening room with 80 seats, also films in their original version, the Cafe in the same building provides entertainment in a nostalgic ambience before and after the movie.
›› Nord-end-West, Adlerflychtstr. 6, Tel. 597 08 45, www.malsehnkino.de
Cinema and restaurant in the same building, you can first enjoy a good meal and then comfortably take in a movie – or vice versa. Frankfurt film buffs appreciate the combination of high quality cinema and cosmopolitan dining culture.
›› Bockenheim, Hamburger Allee 45, Tel. 707 69 100, www.orfeos.de
Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Twice a week during the academic term, the Pupille wakes from its slumber and offers a varied program from cult classics to short films.
›› Westend-Süd, Bockenheimer Campus, Studierendenhaus, Mertonstr. 26-28, Tel. 79 82 89 76, www.pupille.org
Drive In Autokino
Directly on the B459, a cinema whose intimate atmosphere makes you feel like you’re watching a movie at home. About 600 parking spaces. All films in Digital 2-D.
›› 63263 Neu-Isenburg, Am Forsthaus Gravenbruch, www.autokinogravenbruch.de
Kino des DFF
The DFF cinema enables up to 131 visitors to experience film culture at first hand. You can be carried away, shocked and touched. The DFF always lays worth on the artistic value of the films shown. It also looks for special aesthetics, keeps up with social and political themes and has the highest visual and acoustic quality with modern projection technology. Historically relevant films and outstanding contemporary works are screened, usually in their original version.
›› Sachsenhausen-Nord, Schaumainkai 41, Tel. 961 220 220, www.dff.film
New African film productions and every year a different special series on the topic of Africa. Also accompanying program of readings, exhibitions and concerts in different locations.
›› Organizer: Filmforum Höchst und DFF Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum www.africa-alive-festival.de
8 days in September
International fantasy films, simultaneously in Frankfurt and in 6 other German cities.
›› Contact: Rosebud Entertainment, Reinhardtstr. 3, 10117 Berlin.
›› Festivalkino: Harmonie, Dreieichstr. 54 www.fantasyfilmfest.com
LUCAS – Internationales Festival für junge Filmfans
8 days in September
Germany’s oldest film festival for young people showcases the latest international filmmaking – feature films, documentaries, animation and experimental films – for children and young people aged from 4 to 18 plus.
›› Locations: DFF, CineStar Metropolis, Cinema, Caligari FilmBühne Wiesbaden, Kino im Hafen 2 Offenbach, www.lucas-filmfestival.de
6 days in May/June
Japan’s film industry introduces itself with a broad spectrum of anime, short films, documentaries as well as movies, over 100 films are shown.
›› Contact: Nippon Connection e.V., Schwedlerstr. 1-5, Tel. 847 765 65.
›› Festival venues: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Theater Willy Praml in der Naxoshalle & weitere Spielstätten/other venues www.nipponconnection.de
7 days in Nov.
Festival in support of and to boost cultural exchanges between the German and Turkish communities in Frankfurt. Showing quality, high quality films and socially-critical documentaries.
›› Contact: Transfer zwischen den Kulturen e.V., Fröbelstr. 3, Tel. 71 67 18 02.
›› Festival Hotline 0 160/91 55 98 82 www.turkfilmfestival.de