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Located directly at Volkspark Friedrichshain, the film theater offers a varied film program in five halls. In summer, the beer garden invites you to linger.

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Drama
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90 min
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FSK 18
A surprise film ahead of its official German release.... Read more
OmU
22:00

Der Wolf und der Löwe

Family Film
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99 min
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FSK 6
An unlikely friendship. An incredible adventure.... Read more
DF
14:00
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Phantastische Tierwesen 3: Dumbledores Geheimnisse

Pop Culture
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143 min
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FSK 12
Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student to stop Grindelwald.... Read more
DF
16:50
11:00

Geschichten vom Franz

Family Film
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78 min
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FSK 0
Based on the Austrian bestsellers from Christine Nöstlinger.... Read more
DF
13:00
13:00

Eingeschlossene Gesellschaft

Comedy
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97 min
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FSK 12
A group of teachers needs to re-evaluate a student's performance by force when an angry parent holds them hosta... Read more
DF
15:40
11:00

The Northman

Thriller
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140 min
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FSK 16
A very bloody Viking saga from visionary director Robert Eggers... Read more
OmU
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18:00

Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush

Current Affairs
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119 min
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FSK 6
Winner of Two Silver Bears at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival... Read more
DF
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Everything Everywhere All at Once

Science Fiction
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139 min
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FSK 16
An epic sci-fi adventure about a Chinese-American woman who can't seem to finish her taxes.... Read more
OmU
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Downton Abbey: A New Era

Pop Culture
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124 min
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FSK 12
A film production and a trip to the Côte d’Azur uncover secrets and mysteries for the residents of Downton Abbe... Read more
OmU
20:00
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DF
15:30
18:15

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Science Fiction
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126 min
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FSK 12
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the latest installment of Doctor Strange.... Read more
OmU
17:20
20:15
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Memoria

World Cinema
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136 min
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A Scottish orchid farmer befriends a young musician.... Read more
OmU
21:00
17:20
17:20
17:20
17:20
18:15
17:20
17:20

Die Biene Maja - Das geheime Königreich

Animation
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88 min
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FSK 0
Maya, a headstrong little bee, and her best friend Willi, rescue an ant princess.... Read more
DF
13:00
11:00
13:00

Sigmund Freud - Freud über Freud

Documentary
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98 min
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FSK 12
An account of the life and work of the influential Austrian psychiatrist.... Read more
DF
12:30

Willi und die Wunderkröte

Family Film
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90 min
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FSK 0
Reporter Willi Weitzel tells the story of frogs.... Read more
DF
15:40
13:15
13:15

Bettina

Documentary
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107 min
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FSK 0
Bettina Wegner, born in 1947, looks back on a life of resistance.... Read more
DF
16:15
18:45
20:15
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17:00
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16:15
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Jonas Deichmann

Roadmovie
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105 min
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FSK 0
Jonas Deichmann sets on a 14-month journey to complete the longest triathlon of all time.... Read more
DF
15:00
15:00
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16:00
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15:00

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Horror
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106 min
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FSK 16
Dying to show you a good time.... Read more
OmU
21:15
21:15
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About

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With its classicist facade and imposing staircase, the Filmtheater rises in front of the Volkspark Friedrichshain. As one of Berlin's largest art-house cinemas - affectionately dubbed "FaF" by guests and staff alike - it has enjoyed great popularity for decades. And in the summer, the beer garden next to the movie theater is particularly tempting for stimulating conversations late into the evening.

Accessibility

accessibilityPartially accessible
Box office: Several stairs. Access possible via elevator on Bötzowstraße side (staff does not need to be informed.) In summer, access also possible via beer garden without steps.Restrooms: Barrier-free restroom available.Hall 1: Accessible. A side entrance leads directly to the aisle in front of the first row (service staff must be informed).
Hall 2: Multiple stairs. A side entrance leads directly to the aisle in front of the first row (service personnel must be informed).Hall 3: Accessible only via three stairs.Hall 4: Multiple stairs. Entrance without steps via Bötzowstr possible, escort by service staff required.Hall 5: Accessible only via multiple stairs.
Address
Bötzowstraße 1-5 10407 Berlin
Telephone
030 322 931 322
Mail
hilfe@yorck.de
Public Transport
Bus 200: Bötzowstraße M4: Am Friedrichshain M10: Arnswalder Platz

History

With its classicist facade and imposing staircase, the Filmtheater rises in front of the Volkspark Friedrichshain. As one of Berlin's largest art-house cinemas - affectionately dubbed "FaF" by guests and staff alike - it has enjoyed great popularity for decades. And in the summer, the beer garden next to the movie theater is particularly tempting for stimulating conversations late into the evening.Since its opening in 1925 under Olympia, the building has been continuously operated as a cinema. In 1994, it was threatened with demolition. Still, a group led by director Michael Verhoeven intervened and, together with the Yorck Group, turned the cinema into an arthouse venue with excellent technical equipment, five originally designed auditoriums ranging from gold rush to techno, and a diverse program across genres.

1925

The Olympia Filmtheater opens with 1,200 seats and an orchestra pit. Built according to designs by architect Otto Werner, the building is now a listed building.

1930s

UFA takes over the movie theater. From now on it is called "Ufa-Theater Friedrichshain". After the Nazis seized power, mainly Nazi propaganda films are shown here.

1945

The building is damaged by the war, but film screenings can still take place on a small scale. Only 250 seats remain after renovation work.

1995

The Yorck Group takes over the building. As part of the remodeling work, set designer Vera Dobroschke designs five separate movie theaters.

2010

The FaF is also equipped with digital technology. It even has 3D: the FaF is the first arthouse cinema to show Alice in Wonderland and Pina, among others.

2020

The lights stay off in the Lockdown, but the façade is renovated in accordance with the preservation order.