If you like high-tech 3D movies, go to the mega cinemas. Those looking for cinema with heart and soul, will find the 3001 located in a small court yard of a former factory and administrative complex of the company Mont Blanc built back in 1897.
The staff multitasks as operator, projectionist and bartender in one. The 3001 shows high-quality international films in at least 5 languages mainly with subtitles. Arts films and cult movies are on the agenda, and Sunday morning matinees feature historic films and documentaries made in the city, generally without endless advertisement, instead incentives for local shops.
My favorite living-room during the Latin-Film-Festival and the Spanish Film Club nights once a month! Or stop by for the Japanese Film Festival (May 27th – May 31st), also at Magazin and Studio cinema.
The 3001 cinema is accessible at ground level and wheelchair friendly. They don’t sell popcorn, but you can buy other snacks as well as non/-or alcoholic beverages and relax before or after the show in their pleasant seating area. The chairs in the movie room are all at the same height, so avoid sitting behind somebody tall. Pay attention to the starry sky!
Cinema lovers with little travel dimes should ask for the discounted admission price € 5.50 even if you’re not a student.
The operators don’t like huge tourist flows, and their concept is not set to profit, rather to attract the local residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.