From a historical perspective, the Rollberg has great footsteps to follow. In 1927, the Mercedes Palast, the largest movie theater at the time with 2,500 seats, opened here, providing affordable after-hours entertainment for the people of Neukölln. The Palast was destroyed in the Second World War, and several attempts after the end of the war for cinema locations remained unsuccessful for a long time. Since 1996, the Rollberg Kino has been at home in the then newly built Kindl Boulevard. It is the longest-running cinema to operate in the history of the location.Since the 2010s, the cinema has pursued a consistent focus on films in the original version, with an expanded focus on English-subtitled films since 2018. Festivals and special events round out the program. And the horror film series Creepy Crypt, which calls every Saturday at a late hour, has meanwhile gained not only a cult following but also international recognition.No other cinema in Berlin shows such a wide selection of original
versions, whether it's an arthouse gem or ambitious Hollywood
1927The Mercedes Palast opens on the Hermanstraße entertainment mile, a gigantic 2,500-seat movie theater in the heart of the working-class district of Neukölln.
1951The Europa Palast is built from ruins, a cinema with an initial 2,000 seats. The number of seats shrinks over the years due to several reconstructions, but cannot prevent the cinema's demise in the long run.
1969Last show: the department store "Woolworth" takes over the building.
1992The building is demolished. In its place, the Kindl Boulevard is built with stores and restaurants.
1996Rollberg Kino opens in Kindl Boulevard.
2010Rollberg switches exclusively to original versions. The offer is later supplemented by English subtitles for non-English speaking films.
2021Two lockdowns are used to spruce up Rollberg's foyer.