In 1978, Georg Kloster and Knut Steenwerth, together with Manfred Salzgeber and Christian Meincke, saved the local cinema from imminent closure. With an ambitious program, the cinema experienced a rapid upswing in admissions. The lively attendance also ensured that a number of pubs were established in the immediate vicinity on Yorckstrasse, which for a time formed part of the so-called "Trampelpfad" for night owls. In addition to arthouse films and independent U.S. productions, Berlin's largest youth film programming runs here every morning. The Yorck theater is still popular with audiences not only because of its outstanding selection of films - its wonderfully comfortable cinema seats are also legendary and a "tangible" success factor for an enjoyable movie night.
1953The Yorck Kino opens in the listed building ensemble Riehmers Hofgarten.
1978The cinema is threatened with closure. Georg Kloster and Knut Steenwerth decide to take over together with Manfred Salzgeber and Christian Meincke.
1980Over a period of two years, the cinema is converted into a 2-screen cinema.
2012The Yorck goes digital.
2021The cinema's foyer gets a fresh coat of paint and further renovations.