- In Retrospect
The Urania is one of Vienna’s historically most important cinemas. This Art Nouveau building on the Danube canal is a city landmark and has been used as a cinema, observatory and educational institution since the day it was built. Apart from its 269 seats across the balcony and ground floor, there are extra wide aisles between the rows (1,3 metres), a brand-new screen as well as state of the art digital equipment and sound technology in Dolby SRD.Accessible by subway lines U1, U4 (Schwedenplatz) or by tram lines 1, 2 (Julius-Raab-Platz)
Founded in 2000, this popular premiere cinema boasts not only ten theatres and the newest in technological equipment, but is also centrally located. Its diverse programme offers great cinema for all tastes. European independent productions are featured as well as huge Hollywood blockbusters, either in their original or dubbed versions. 2017 will be the third time the Village Cinema Wien Mitte will host the LET’S CEE Film Festival.Accessible by subway lines U3, U4 (Landstraße) or by S-Bahn S1, S2, S3, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S15 or by tram lines 0 or by bus 74A (Wien Mitte).
This cinema is in the heart of Vienna’s historic city centre, only a short walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Named after the famous Actor’s Studio of New York, this small but fine cinema is a favourite meeting point for film enthusiasts. It appeals to an audience that prefers high-quality niche productions. It has three spacious cinemas with 88, 71 and 62 seats each, all three of which have recently been renovated.Accessible by subway lines U1 and U3 (Stephansplatz) or by bus lines 1A, 2A, 3A (Brandstätte)
At the Kunstsozialraum Brunnenpassage, which is located in the 16th Viennese district, people of all backgrounds are able to take part in art projects and, thus, get to know each other better. Here, with the guidance of professional artists, participants can rehearse, produce and eventually also go on stage. Participation in all events is free of charge.
Accessible by subway line U6 or by tram line 2 (both Josefstädterstraße)
Generally, Artis International only screens films in their original versions with or without subtitles. Located in the first district, this cinema usually attracts a very international audience. The cinema provides six auditoriums with 293, 100, 119, 95, 56 and 70 seats in a cosy red colour scheme with a comfortable atmosphere. Artis International is hosting the LET’S CEE festival for its second time.Accessible by subway lines U1 or U3 (Stephansplatz) or by bus (on workdays only) 1A, 2A or 3A (Hoher Markt).
Breitenseer Lichtspiele is one of the oldest still operating cinemas in the world. Founded in 1905 as a cinema tent and currently owned by Anita Nitsch-Fitz, the highly traditional art-house cinema offers a range of Austrian and European productions. Located in Penzing in a historic corner townhouse, BSL offers 168 seats and, for the very first time this year, is opening its doors to the LET’S CEE Film Festival. A special highlight is the live piano accompaniment to the regular screenings of silent movies – a definite must see during the festival week.Accessible by subway line U3 (Hütteldorferstraße; exit Feilplatz), tram 49 (Reinlgasse), tram 10 (Laurentiusplatz) or with S45 (Breitensee).