Finding a cinema which offers movies in original languages can be tricky in Berlin. But there are solutions! Even if you end up in Potsdamer Platz planning to enjoy a blockbuster in English there is an alternative 20 meters away, still in the Sony center. You will find the kino Arsenal underneath the Filmmuseum which hosts several film festivals, retrospectives in many languages, not to mention the very comfortable seats.
Take the Kino International on Karl Marx Allee at U-Schillingstrasse, it is a bit far from everything and films are shown mostly in German, but not always! Often in the late evening, meaning after 22:00, films will be screened in original languages. Riding to this area by bike might be a good idea as some of the public transport lines may be closed this late.
The building has a cubic shape from the outside, it is big. You have to see it. It is good to arrive a bit in advance, not because of your reserved seats but in order to spend some time at the bar and look at the ceiling chandeliers. It is kind of a Berghain impression, high ceiling, you feel tiny, in winter you have no clue what floor you are standing on. Let’s call it a spacecraft. The theater has a giant screen and nice oldschool seats with vintage air conditioning system right under your feet.
Also you are visiting an institution in Berlin as it did celebrate its 50th year anniversary this November 2013.