Quality movies high on the rooftops of Tallinn, accompanied by snacks or a proper dinner, a glass of wine or a cup of tea, underneath the stars on a summer night. This is what Katusekino, the cinema located on the top of Viru Keskus shopping center, is all about.
The films screened at Katusekino represent a wide range of different types of genres, as is explained on Katusekino’s website: “quality films from timeless classics, prohibited films and docs, scandalous cinema and cult and freak films to freshly released movies.” The best part is that Estonians do not have a habit of dubbing movies – meaning that all of the movies are screened in the original language (which is mostly English). Only one movie is screened per evening, normally starting at 23:00.
The food served at Katusekino is by the chefs of the undoubtedly best Japanese restaurant in Tallinn, Momo. As already mentioned, they have small snacks and bigger meals, as well as ice creams and a huge selection of different types of drinks. You can even go have food or drinks at Katusekino while a movie is not playing.
Katusekino is open from the 15th of May until the 31st of August. More information about the program, how to get there, ticket prices, the menu, and so on, can easily be found at Katusekino’s website. It is advisable to dress up warmly, though blankets are provided there too.
Order a drink, sit back, pop your headphones on, and enjoy great movies in the beautiful Estonian summer.