Here comes an ode to one of my favourite cinemas in Vienna: Burgkino is among the oldest of movie theaters in town. It is easy to find and goes along greatly with a leisurely evening walk through Burggarten right next to it.
Burgkino has enchanted me from the very beginning with its decent, authentic, classic interior and exterior. The big red letters above the entry promoting tonight’s shows, the fact that the theater’s audience is two-leveled and the comfy armchairs inside the auditorium make it feel very special to watch a movie there. It feels just like in the old days – or at least like I imagine them.
All movies are shown in their original version, sometimes including English subtitles, and even on Sundays tickets still are affordable.
Burgkino regularly shows The Third Man which is one of the few popular movies being filmed completely in – and partly under – Vienna. In case you’re watching the movie: don’t bother getting the Anton Karas’ catchy soundtrack out of your mind for the rest of your time Vienna, you won’t succeed.