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Berlinale 2015 Venues

February 02nd, 2015
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This 65th year of the International Film Festival will see the occupation of several venues around the capital city.

As the largest public film festival in the world, Berlinale will truly occupy the city of Berlin. From cinema (kino) and theater venues to Embassies, and from restaurants to exhibition spaces, the venues will spread all over the city from February 5th to 15th.

The programme of the Film Festival is set to show about 400 films, spread over only 10 days, the venues are by necessity numerous and will comprise of several cinemas and theatres including commercial and more independent venues. The long list of venues for screenings include the Arsenal cinema; the Berlinale Palast (where the Awards Ceremony is due to take place); the central Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz Cinestar (in the Sony Center); the Cinestar Imax; the Colosseum Cinema; the CUBIX cinema; the Delphi-Filmpalast; the independent Eiszeit cinema; the Filmtheater am Friedrichshain (Berlin’s largest art-house cinema); the Friedrichstadt-Palast (the world's largest stage and the biggest cinema of the International Film Festival); the Kino International; the movie theater at Martin-Gropius-Bau; the Odeon theatre; the independent Sputnik Kino; the Thalia Kino Berlin; The Kino Toni theatre; the Kino Union; the Zeughaus cinema and the Zoo Palast.

Other equally as important venues, where activities other than screenings are due to take place will include The Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts); the Canadian Embassy (Botschaft von Kanada), the Deutsche Kinemathek, the Audi Berlinale Lounge, the HAU Hebbel am Ufer (providing spaces for Berlinale Talents); the Haus der Berliner Festspiele; The Haus der Kulturen der Welt; The HomeBase Lounge; the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institute; the Marriot Hotel; The Neues Off music hall and the fancy “Preußischer Landtag” (Prussian Parliament). The Gropius Restaurant will serve as the official restaurant venue for the European Film Market (taking place at the same time as Berlinale).

The venues spread over the city from the independent cinema Sputnik Kino, in Kreuzberg, to the Zeughaus cinema on Unter den Linden. The venues will vary stylistically as the atmosphere provided by the independent local Eiszeit cinema and that at the more upscale Prussian Parliament (the “Preußischer Landtag”) will cater to all tastes and incomes.

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