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Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Prenzlauer Berg | Bötzowstraße 1-5, 10407 Berlin

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.
4k
4K laser projection in auditorium 1 and 2
air
Air conditioned with fresh air
Public Transport
Bus 200: Bötzowstraße M4: Am Friedrichshain M10: Arnswalder Platz
Telephone (Guest Service)030 322 931 322
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.
History
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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.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.
Accessibility
accessibilityPartially accessible
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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.

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