In Switzerland it’s common practice to have an intermission in the middle of the film (so you can buy some ice cream or go to the loo). This interruption of the story line annoys many cinema goers. Additionally, more and more cinemas in Zurich belong to bigger chains, so they all show the same mainstream movies and look identical. But fortunately there are several art houses as well as Uto-Kino.
This cinema is a relic from the past, full of charm and atmosphere. Hardly anything has been renovated over the last few years (or maybe decades?). The 280 seats are all covered in burgundy velvet and they’re not numbered, so it’s the first come, first served practice.
Most of the films on the programme are indie films and hits from years gone by – in the original languages with German and French subtitles. The cinema doesn’t have its own website but you’ll find its programme online or in one of the local newspapers.
Uto-Kino | Cinemas | Ticket CHF 18.00
Kalkbreitestrasse 3 | +41442419253
15:00, 18:15 & 20:30 daily