Kant Kino is one of the oldest movie theaters in the city. For generations, many of its patrons have discovered their love of film here. A fine selection of international productions as well as documentaries and children's films are the heart of the programming.Two world wars, wild West Berlin nights in the 70s, the great cinema death - the Kant Kino has seen and survived a lot.In 1912, the Kant-Lichtspiele opened with one auditorium and about 800 seats. In the 1970s, the cinema was also a concert stage. David Bowie, NIck Cave, Joy Division ("Komakino"), AC/DC, The Police, Nina Hagen and Blondie: they were all here.Concerts are no longer held in the Kant Kino. Instead, the cinema now has five cozy halls, two of which were built in the 1980s. A reconstruction in 1997 made space for additional two halls.The large Hall 1 has remained as stunning as ever, as has the beautiful old wooden interior in the foyer. And the claim to provide its audience with first-class films - night after night, for more than a century.
1912The Kant-Lichtspiele open with a single hall and about 800 seats in the building of the Kant Hotel.
1929The former hotel lobby becomes the cinema entrance.
1975-1983The cinema hall becomes a concert stage in the midst of the punk and new wave scene. David Bowie, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Joy Division and many others play constantly sold-out shows.
2001After insolvency of the operator, the cinema has to close. But its comeback won't take long. A few months later, it reopens thanks to the new operator Gerhard Groß.
2010The Berlinale goes Kiez is a guest with its program.
2011Still under the management of Gerhard Groß, Kant becomes an independent member of the Yorck Group. A short time later it changes ownership again (Heinz Lochmann, Flott GmbH), but remains part of the Yorck Group.
2017Extensive renovation of Cinema 2 and the foyer and installation of air conditioning.