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BACK TO THE CINEMA - Frankfurt cinemas reopen

01.07.2020 | 08:21 Clock | Culture
BACK TO THE CINEMA - Frankfurt cinemas reopen

With small steps, Frankfurt cinemas are approaching full opening again. The Deutsches Filmmuseum cinema is already running films again on weekends before returning to normal operation (under pandemic conditions) in early July. Mal Sehn` Kino in the Nordend is also showing its first films in June, before resuming operations in July - albeit with restrictions. And the Arthaus cinemas Cinema and Harmonie are looking forward to finally being able to offer real treats for film lovers again with the visit of UNDINE director Christian Petzold and the film series (Dis)Harmonie.

Of course, the cinema experience here - as in the ASTOR Film Lounge, which is already open - will be different from what we have known so far for some time. And when we will see really big blockbusters again is unfortunately still in the stars due to the developments especially in the US (just recently the theatrical release of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" was postponed again). Still, it's nice that we finally get to see movies again where they were made for: on the big screen!

We have summarized the most important rules for your visit to the Frankfurt cinemas:


Officially it starts here on 02. July again.

Tickets should be purchased online if possible. Those wishing to purchase tickets on site will need to leave their contact details at the ticket office counter. The necessary form can also be downloaded and filled out in advance, which can prevent longer queues.

Harmony and Cinéma will each open 30 minutes before the start of the first performance. There is always 30 to 45 minutes between each performance for entry and exit. Tickets should always be collected so that you can go straight into the auditorium afterwards. This is because the foyers, as beautifully redesigned as they have been in recent years, are unfortunately not currently allowed to be used for lingering.

In the auditoriums, the seating plans and booking system have been adjusted to ensure the required minimum distance of 1.5 metres.

We have installed hand sanitizer dispensers in the entrance areas as well as at the access points to the sanitary facilities.

Ticket control is contactless.

Mask obligation: In all premises of Harmonie and Cinéma and thus also at the entrance and exit to the halls and when visiting the sanitary facilities during the performances, masks are mandatory (mouth and nose covering). As soon as you are seated in your assigned seat in the auditorium, the masks may be removed.

Other than that: keep your distance and be considerate of the other visitors and staff, then nothing will stand in the way of a pleasant film experience!

For more information, the program and tickets, go to:


For your visit to the award-winning arthouse cinema in the North End, you must register at least 24 hours in advance for your selected screening at: stating whether you would like to come alone, in pairs, or if there are several people from the same household, in threes or fours.

When you enter the cinema premises, please wear a protective mask, which you can remove as soon as you are seated. Then follow the guidance system to the box office. Here it is still only possible to pay in cash (if possible fitting).

If not already done by e-mail, you must also enter your name, address and phone number in the prepared list

In the cinema hall there are 2 adjacent seats, which can be occupied, followed by several unavailable seats. Please only sit next to each other if you belong to the same household!

If you have to leave the auditorium during the film, please keep your distance from other visitors and put your mouth/nose protection back on. The same applies after the end of the screening!

In the beautiful Café, which belongs to the cinema, there is unfortunately currently no service. On days when there are two screenings, the cinema and Café must be vacated by patrons attending the first screening before patrons can line up to purchase tickets for the second screening in order to guarantee spacing rules.

For more info and the program, visit:


We have already reported HERE about the measures in the cinema of the DFF.


Before the summer break, Filmforum Höchst also returns for a short guest appearance. From July 2 to 15, the program, which was interrupted in March, will be resumed with a film series on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Italian director Federico Fellini.

There will be 25 seats available per screening, however.

You will also have to keep a distance of 1, 50 in the vestibule of the cinema.

Before and when entering and leaving the cinema, you will have to wear a mouth and nose protection. Once you have taken your place in the cinema, the mask can be removed.

You must also leave contact details. These can already be entered before the visit of the cinema in a form, which can be found on the homepage.

More info and the exact program is available at: http://www.filmforum-hö


The Kinopolis at MTZ will open its doors from 02. July 2020 again its gates.

Tickets you should buy online if possible. Next to each booked seat the prescribed number of seats remains free.

Please pay attention to the distance to other guests when you enter the cinema hall.

In exceptional cases a ticket purchase on site is possible. In this (exceptional) case, you are advised to leave your contact details (name, address, email address and telephone number) and those of your accompanying persons so that you can be contacted if necessary.

Only persons from the same and a maximum of one other household may book tickets on contiguous seats.

Payment should only be made electronically, preferably contactless.

Mask requirement: A mask requirement applies throughout the building. This must also be observed when entering the cinema halls, when leaving the halls and when going to the toilet during the performances. As soon as you have taken your seat in the cinemas or in the gastronomy, the mask can be taken off.

Other than that: Please keep to the usual distance rules and the generally valid hygiene rules. These are also posted in the cinema foyer.

More info, the program and tickets are available at: https://www.kinopolis.en/su/special/health


There is no reopening date yet for the E-cinemas. As soon as there is new info, we will keep you updated about it here.


The CineStar Metropolis also reopens from 02 July! Again, please buy tickets and drinks/snacks online to avoid queues! If you pay in the cinema, please do so without cash if possible.

Please keep your distance.

In the entire cinema and thus also when entering and leaving the cinema halls and when visiting the toilets during the performances, you must wear a mouth and nose covering.You may remove your mask at your assigned seat.

For all other notices, click HERE

Program and tickets are available for the Metropolis at:

As soon as it starts again at the CineStar on Mainzer Landstr. we will let you know here!


Orfeo`s Heirs will still be closed for the summer and will not reopen until September.


The Astor Film Lounge has been back in business for a few weeks now. Read more about the rules that need to be followed here during your visit HERE



There is no reopening date

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