English Cinemas in Munich
A lot of cinemas in Munich show films in their original version either with German subtitles (abbreviation OmU in cinema programs) or without subtitles (OoU). So if you mind dubbed films, here is where you can enjoy them just like at home.
The Arri Kino is part of the Arri group involved in film production. This cinema often has specials on offer. Directors are also invited to present their work here. These films are usually shown in their original versions, be it German, English or any other language. The cinema is located in the Schwabing borough; a lot of cafés and restaurants are close by. Fully accessible with wheelchairs.
Tel .: +49 (0) 89 38 89 96 64
Link to Arri Kino
The Cinema Munich is located between Hofbräukeller and Munich's beer garden classic, Augustiner Biergarten. They show only English speaking films in the original version without subtitles, in a great atmosphere. Faithful fans occasionally queue up (sometimes for days) at this prominent spot for tickets, dressed up for showings of special iconic films. Online reservation is possible. Fully accessible with wheelchairs.
Nymphenburger Strasse 31
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 55 52 55
Link to Cinema
Mathäser is the most modern cinema in Munich right now. It reopened after renovations in 2003 and is now a city of film itself. Blockbusters are shown on 14 screens. There are also cafés, bars and a lounge there. One or two films are shown in English every week. Sneak preview night is on Wednesday. Tickets can be booked online. Fully accessible with wheelchairs.
Tel .: +49 (0) 89 51 56 51
Link to Mathäser
The Museum Lichtspiele is one traditional cinema Munich can boast of. Located next to the Deutsches Museum, between S-Bahn stations Rosenheimer Platz and Isartor, this small, snug old style cinema shows blockbusters as well as art films. All films are shown in their original version. They also hold a very special record - they have shown the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" daily for 27 years now. Fully accessible with wheelchairs.
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 48 24 03
automatic program information: +49 (0) 89 48 91 296
Link to Museum Lichtspiele (German)
Opening hours: daily 15 minutes before first showing
concessions for students except on Saturdays
Monday: € 5 for all films (if Monday is a bank holiday, this applies to the following Tuesday)
Thusday 10.20 sneak preview (€ 5)
Neues Arena is a snug little cinema in the trendy borough of Glockenbachviertel, hence close to various bars and cafés. English films are always shown in their original versions with German subtitles. Fully accessible with wheelchairs. Why not try out this cozy lounge-alternative?
U2, exit Frauenhoferstraße
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 260 32 65
Cineasts praise the Theatiner Film as Munich's best cinema. Comfort might not be great here, but the program makes up for it. International treasures in film are shown in their original versions. Though the main focus lies on French cinema, there are also many films shown in English. It is located between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.
Tel .: +49 (0) 89 223 183
Studio Isabella is a small, very popular neighborhood theater in the borough of Schwabing. This Munich cinema shows dubbed films and films in original version (usually with subtitles). The program changes weekly, and often Spanish and Italian films are shown. There are price reductions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Fully accessible with wheelchairs.
Tel .: +49 (0) 89 27 18 84 4
What's on in Munich's cinemas?
Click below for a link to an up-to-date program of cinemas in Munich. You can search by film title or select a particular cinema of your choice.
A guide to the German abbreviations:
- OV / OF - original version
- OmU - original version with German subtitles
- Mon - Monday
- Tue - Tuesday
- Wed - Wednesday
- Thu - Thursday
- Fri - Friday
- Sat - Saturday
- So - Sunday