English Cinemas in Munich

Publikum bei Kino, Mond & Sterne, Foto: Kino, Mond & Sterne
Foto: Kino, Mond & Sterne

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.

Arri Kino
The Arri Kino is part of the Arri group engaged in film production. Therefore, this cinema often has specials on offer. Directors are even invited to present their work here. These films are usually shown in their original version, be it German, English or any other language. The cinema is located in the borough of Schwabing, a lot of cafés and restaurants are close by. Fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Arri Kino
Türkenstr. 91
80799 München
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 at this prominent spot for tickets, for days, and dress up for showings of special cult films. Online reservation possible. Fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Nymphenburger Straße 31
80335 München
Telephone: +49 (0)89 55 52 55
Link to Cinema


Mathäser is the most modern cinema in Munich right now. It has been reopened after renovations in 2003 and is now a city of film itself: Blockbusters are shown on 14 screens, there are cafés, bars and a lounge. One or two films are shown in English every week. Sneak preview night is Wednesday night. Tickets can be booked online. Fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Bayerstr. 5
Tel.: +49 (0)89 51 56 51
Link to Mathäser


Museum Lichtspiele
The Museum Lichtspiele is a traditional cinema Munich cna 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 for wheelchairs.

Museum Lichtspiele
Lilienstraße 2
81669 München
Telephone: +49 (0)89 48 24 03
automatic programme 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
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 the original version with German subtitles. Fully accessible for wheelchairs. Why not try out this cosy alternative to your lounge?

Neues Arena
Hans-Sachs-Straße 7
80469 München
U2, exit Frauenhoferstraße
Telephone: +49 (0)89 260 32 65


Theatiner Film
Cineasts praise the Theatiner Film as Munich's best cinema. Comfort isn't great here, but the program makes up for it: International treasures of film are shown in their original version. Though the main focus lies on French cinema, there are also many films shown in English. Located between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.

Theatiner Film
Theatinerstr. 32
Tel.: +49 (0)89 223 183


Studio Isabella
Studio Isabella is a small, very popular neighbourhood theatre in the borough of Schwabing. This Munich cinema shows dubbed films and films in original version (usually with subtitles). The program changes weekly, often Spanish and Italian films are shown. Price reductions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Studio Isabella
Neureutherstr. 29
80799 München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 27 18 84 4

Also check out the Filmmuseum and the Amerikahaus. English language films are occassionally shown here.

What's on in Munich's cinemas?

Click below for a link to an up-to-date programme of cinemas in Munich. You can search by film title or select a particular cinema of your choice.

A guide to the German abbreviations:

  • tgl - daily
  • OV / OF - original version
  • OmU - original version with German subtitles
  • Mo - Monday
  • Di - Tuesday
  • Mi - Wednesday
  • Do - Thursday
  • Fr - Friday
  • Sa - Saturday
  • So - Sunday

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