The Moviemento is the oldest film theater in Berlin. It can be found on a street where you would most certainly not expect to find a cinema of this kind. It lives among Turkish supermarkets and Imbisses and colorful vegetables surround its film poster-covered entrance six days a week. But despite its unexpected location, it’s a well-run little spot with great programming.
Most current films are shown in German, but sometimes they also show original versions. Just make sure you keep a good watch on the program. In the evening, they often have special classic cinema presentation-almost always in original version. They also host small film festivals and often show activist oriented documentaries. The inside of the cinema is well worth a look, and you can always sit down and have a cup of coffee or beer while you check the program.
What I like most about this place, however, is that they truly have a film-loving spirit. It’s often the favorite place for local independent filmmakers to show their films. And after applying for a job there when I first moved here, they replied saying that they didn’t have anything available but were happy to put me in touch with all the people they knew who worked in the film business here. They sent me job postings from friends of theirs who were looking for crew members. Their good-natured concern for local projects has been, ever since, a major selling point for me.