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Babylon Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg | Dresdener Straße 126, 10999 Berlin

Located at Kotti, the heart of Kreuzberg, Babylon is one of the most beloved art house cinemas of the city.
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4K laser projection in auditorium 1
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Ventilation with 100% fresh air
Public Transport
U8: Kottbusser Tor
Telephone (Guest Service)030 322 931 322
About
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Located directly in the heart of Kreuzberg lies Babylon Kreuzberg, one of the most popular art house cinemas in the city. State-of-the-art projection technology and exceptional films in the original version meet here with the unique style of the cinema, which remains true to the almost 70-year history of the house.
History
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The cinema was born in 1955 as HELO in the ruins of an apartment building. Since it is located in the border area between the American and Russian sectors, many of its first guests come from the nearby eastern part of the city. After all, one can see "western movies" at the HELO . The pragmatic naming (its founders HErkenrath and LOhde acted as "godfathers") is typical of the time.In 1986, it joins the family of the Yorck Cinema Group and receives its current name Babylon. Always an individualist, it becomes legendary for its long movie nights.Today, the Babylon is an established OV/OmU cinema, where, in addition to its core program, many special events are also shown. It is the venue for the porn film festival and is also home to the surf film night. Once you sit under the spiral starlight of the large auditorium, you know you've captured a real piece of cinematic heaven.

1955

Construction and opening under the name HELO.

1970s

HELO becomes Kent, an island of Turkish film in the middle of Berlin.

1986

The cinema becomes part of the Yorck family, becomes a program cinema and receives its new name Babylon.

1989

The cinema hall is divided in two. From now on, twice as many films can be shown.

2012

The Babylon gets digital technology and becomes part of Berlinale goes Kiez for the first time.

2021

The small auditorium is extensively renovated, the large auditorium receives a bombastic new sound system
Accessibility
accessibilityPartially accessible
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Foyer: One step at the entrance door. Foyer accessible at ground level via the emergency exit from Hall A. Please inform the staff.Restrooms: Ground level access is provided, but the bathroom is not suitable for wheelchairs. ÖPVN: U-Bahn: U8, U1, U3 Kottbusser Tor | Bus: M29, 140 accessibleCall our guest service in order to contact our staff in advance: 030 322 931 322
Hall A: Accessible at ground level via the emergency exit. Ground level access to the foyer. Please inform the staff upon arrival. Caution: no wheelchair seats available.Hall B: Accessible at ground level via the emergency exit. Please inform the staff upon arrival. Caution: no wheelchair seats available.

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