Düsseldorf US blockbusters, European film art and students’ theses: the four open-air cinemas in Düsseldorf offer a great variety this summer. The program overview.
Watching films in the open air has always been one of the highlights of the Düsseldorf summer. Corona severely restricted this experience for two years. Now four open-air cinemas invite you to performances. All information here.
Open-air cinema in the Rheinpark Between Robert-Lehr-Ufer and Cecilienallee, the construction of the Alltours open-air cinema will soon begin. The highlight is the hydraulic, 400 square meter screen, which is raised before the performance begins. The seats are set up in stadium seating: each row of chairs is slightly higher than the previous one, so there should be a good view from every seat. But it’s also worth looking past the screen at the Rhine and, from July 15, at the fair opposite.
The program starts on Thursday, July 14, with “James Bond – No Time to Die”. Other recent US blockbusters include Spider-Man: No Way Home (July 16), Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore (July 23), Top Gun: Maverick (July 24), The Batman” (July 29), “Jurassic World: A New Age” (July 31), “Elvis” (August 5).
Classic movies will also be screened, such as Mamma Mia! (July 22) and Bohemian Rhapsody (July 18), as well as movies for parents and children (Lightyear, July 28, and Minions). the mini-boss”, August 13). Lovers of German comedies can look forward to “Beautiful” (July 15), “The History of Mankind” (August 9) and “Enclosed Society” (August 11).
A premiere is also on the schedule. The French hit comedy “Monsieur Claude and his big party” will be shown for the first time at the open-air cinema in Düsseldorf. Also present is the actress Salimata Kamate, who again plays the resolute wife of the eccentric man Koffi in the third part of the “Monsieur Claude” series. Salimata Kamate will be available to answer questions from the audience during the performance.
Tickets are available online in advance for 14 euros, and if you want to reserve a seat, you pay 18 euros at the box office. Admission is always at 7 p.m., the film starts at 9 p.m., depending on the sunset. The Alltours open-air cinema also offers visitors something special away from the film screenings.
Below the screen directly on the banks of the Rhine, the cinema beach is open Monday to Wednesday from 7 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 4 p.m. There is real sand, sun loungers and drinks. Admission to the cinema beach is free for visitors.
Four Linden The open-air cinema in the Vier Linden beer garden in the Südpark has already started. Until the beginning of September the screen is pumped up and the projector switched on almost every Friday and Saturday when it gets dark.
The film program mainly includes European art house films such as “À la Carte! Freedom is through the stomach” (July 1st), “Butterflies in the Ear” (July 8th) and the Spanish film hit “Pink’s Wedding” on July 23rd.
“Parallel Mothers” (July 15) by master director Pedro Almodovar will be shown, while Sönke Wortmann’s “Contra” (July 9), “Kaiserschmarrndrama” (August 13) and “Rabiye Kurnaz versus George W. Bush” will come from Germany ” (20th of August). The performances begin at around 9:30 p.m. when it gets dark.
The special thing about the Vier-Linden-Kino is that visitors can bring their own food, only the drinks have to be bought on site. The open-air cinema Vier Linden is organized by the Filmkunstkinos Düsseldorf.
The best way to get there is via Siegburger Straße to Akki. There is also a paid parking lot at the Mitsubishi Electric Hall.
Flinging light games The Filmwerkstatt Flingern also offers an open-air cinema. It starts on Thursday, June 30th. For the Flingernlichtspiele, the employees of the film workshop set up a screen behind the building in the courtyard at Birkenstraße 47. There are about 50 places with sun loungers, admission to the performances is free. Drinks are available for purchase.
The program with eight films is something for real cineastes. You can see classics from the past decades and current works that would otherwise hardly find their way onto a screen.
It starts with “L’Eclisse” (1962) by director Michelangelo Antonioni. The drama “Lingui” runs on July 21 and tells the story of a pregnant woman in Chad. 2019’s Martin Eden (July 23) is about a budding writer in the early 20th century, based on Jack London’s book.
Harbor Art Cinema Organizer Björn Merse describes the Hafenkunstkino as the first permanent facility for film and video art in public space. The area in the Medienhafen, Zollhof 13, known as “Platz der Medien” or “Ueckerplatz”, was designed by the artist Günther Uecker with semi-circular benches, the projection tower and the playable wall.
The non-profit company Art Vision uses the space to show films – all year round, even in autumn and winter. The program includes short films, video art and graduation films by university graduates. The harbor art cinema starts 15 to 30 minutes after sunset and ends around 1 a.m. Admission is free.