The Film Museum in the City Museum

Filmmuseum

The Munich film museum was founded in 1963 as part of the City Museum. A centre for research in cinematic history, it is where important documents of German and international film history are collected and restored. Additionally, its cinema shows a different film every day; silent films are often accompanied by live piano and/or violin music, especially composed for the occasion. The programme includes classics as well as relatively unknown films and recent productions with a connection to Munich. Thus newcomers in film making have a forum here just like established producers.

Regular retrospectives document the work of a particular person or films on a certain topic. Directors, actors and film historians are often invited to give an introductory talk to a showing or to discuss the film with the audience. Normally all films are shown in their original version with German subtitles.

If you access the German website of the Filmmuseum you can download the up-to-date programme as a pdf file. Just click on "Programmübersicht" at the bottom of the website.

Showings
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday  6.30pm and 9pm
Thursday 7pm
closed on Monday

Admission
EUR 4.- (EUR 3.- for members of Filmzentrum)
surcharge of EUR 2.- at special showings

Address:
filmmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 München
Tel: 089-233 22348
Fax: 089-233 23931

Public Transport
S-Bahn or Underground to Marienplatz or Sendlinger Tor
(St.-Jakobs-Platz is located between Sendlinger Tor and Marienplatz)

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