Situated in a former theatre, Metro Kino is a very classy cinema. Although it re-opened rather recently after being renovated and I basically just got to know the place last year, I’ve already developed quite a reliable routine of coming here, preferably on lazy Sundays. In fact, I even count visits at Metro Kino among those things that manage to make the colder seasons more appealing. Winter time equals culture time!
The interior of the place is a perfect display of the classic treasures you can watch there. The red velvet stairway and curtains, the wooden true-to-its-origin theatre-boxes, the bright chandelier illuminating the two-leveled audience room, the golden arc above the screen and the vintage-like advertisement presented at the beginning of each show, all together underline the thought-through selection of retrospectives and independent movies that Film Archiv Austria shows here.
Here, I immersed myself into getting to know Werner Herzog’s movies and was struck by the madness of Fitzcarraldo, here I enjoyed presentations of Vienna’s Jewish Film Club, just as well as regionally-themed works like a documentary about the ascent of Chirripó Mountain. You see, you’ll find something to drop by for on many occasions and once you’ve been there for the first time you might enjoy coming back just as I do.