Image by Roman Rey

Xenix – For your dose of avant-garde films

If you’re a film lover or cineast and thinking about watching a motion picture in Zurich, you should do that at Xenix. Why? Because it is one of the most reputable indie-cinemas in Switzerland with a wild history.

The place had its beginnings in the eighties, the time of political and social unrest in Zurich. A group of people built up a cinema in the self-governed youth center which was the headquarters of the resistance against the establishment. The center closed, the cinema had to move, and not for the last time.

Over the years the Xenix was set up in many different places until, thirty years ago, it found a place it could stay for good: the Barracks on the Kanzlei area. Over the years it grew up and became more and more professional.

And that’s where and how it still is. In the building there’s also a bar to have a drink before, after or during the film. Try the Ingwerer, a tasty ginger liquor from Bern – it’s one of the few places in Zürich you can get it. If you’re early, you can get one of the sofa seats in the front.

Offline Zurich tips? Get our iPhone / Android app!

Full Zurich map?
See spots nearby?

Get our 100% offline app now!

For just $3.99

Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Kanzleistrasse 52, Zurich

Telephone number

+41442420411

Opening Times

Bar Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:30, Fri 16:00 - 01:30, Sat 11:30 - 01:30, Sun 11:30 - 00:30

Price

Showing: CHF 16

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)