Behind a famous muscles factory, next to the tracks, you can find the pearl of movies in Cologne: the Cinenova.
The Cinenova in Cologne-Ehrenfeld is a programme cinema, an open air cinema, a restaurant and a beer-garden. All in one.
In summer you can enjoy a freshly tapped Kölsch in the beer-garden while waiting for the sun to go down and the movie to begin. In winter you can have a hot chocolate and a delicious burger inside the lovely restaurant. Movies are shown in German as well as in the original languages plus subtitles.
Another highlight is the live broadcasts of different operas from famous opera houses around the world, e.g. the Royal Opera House London. Prices for the events are moderate: from € 5.50 during the week to € 8 on weekends for the movies, € 2.30 for a Kölsch, € 4 for a medium box of popcorn.
I just love the mixture of it being a cinema, a restaurant and a beer-garden at the same time. The atmosphere in the old factory building is just great and an evening there is a good start to explore the nightlife of Ehrenfeld!