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Watch international classics, cult films and blockbusters at these open air cinemas in Hamburg’s great urban outdoors.

Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Outdoor Cinemas in Hamburg

Why choose between watching the starry night sky and a good film? Hamburg’s ample public parks, squares and open spaces provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy movie nights in the great urban outdoors. As soon as the weather allows, film screens pop up all over the city at locations like Schanzenpark, Altonaer Rathaus and even the Inner Alster Lake. From one-time events and film festivals to full programmes throughout the summer, we’ve selected some of our favourite outdoor cinemas in Hamburg. Grab your friends, a cold beer, a picnic blanket and enjoy the show!

Note: Original language screenings (with German subtitles) are marked as OmU in cinema programmes. Most outdoor cinemas show a mix of dubbed and undubbed films, so be sure to check programmes. For more information on language options, see Going to the Cinema.

Summer 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the circumstances under which open air film screenings would take place this year are currently unclear. Due to differences in location, size of expected audience and dates, some event organisers are not speculating on whether their programmes will run this year at all. At this point, these are assumed to be canceled for 2020. Others are currently working under the assumption that they will take place (these are marked as TBC - to be confirmed). In either event, plans are very much subject to change, so check back for updates as summer approaches.

filmRaum OpenAir Kino

2 July — 5 September 2020
Stadtpark Eimsbüttel (Hagenbeckstraße 39)
Free Friday programme: With the motto 'Cinema builds bridges and brings together!', filmRaum will again host a non-profit and free-of-cost OpenAir cinema experience every Friday. This public cinema project, with its diverse film program for all generations, offers two films: a family-friendly picture at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) and a main feature at sundown (doors open at 9 p.m.).

Thursday & Saturday programme: in 2020 filmRaum is widening its offerings with a commercial expansion of their open air cinema in order to help keep the Friday screenings free. These screenings have a small entry fee and begin at sundown (doors open at 9 p.m.).
filmRaum OpenAir Kino

Open Air Schanzenkino

Daily, 18 July — 30 August 2020
Schanzenpark, Schanzenviertel
Another great date night destination: the outdoor cinema in the lush surroundings of Schanzenpark. Settle down in a beach chair, or simply spread your blanket out on the grass and make it a movie picnic.
Open Air Schanzenkino

Binnenalster FilmFest

3-6 September, 2020
Jungfernstieg, City Centre
Watch anything from art house films to international blockbusters on a canvas floating directly on the Inner Alster Lake. Take a seat on the Jungfernstieg steps, buy a beer and a grilled sausage at the nearby stands and enjoy the Binnenalster FilmFest. It's a great way to end the summer, plus entry is free!

ElbFilmKunst

2021 Dates TBD
Various locations
Taking 'outdoor cinema' to the next level, ElbFilmKunst screens cult films, classics and international favourites in historic parks, nature reserves and on the beach. Headphones with multilingual audio options ensure that nature remains undisturbed while you enjoy the film in the language of your choice.
ElbFilmKunst

Zeise Open Air

2021 dates - TBD
Altonaer Rathaus
It doesn’t get much more romantic than spending a long, summer night watching classic films and blockbusters alike inside the courtyard of the historic Altonaer Rathaus. Ticket sales begin half an hour before show start, so get there in time!
Zeise Open Air

St. Pauli Sommerkino

Daily, 2021 Dates TBD
Millerntor Stadium, St. Pauli
Trade in the football match for a unique movie experience inside FC St. Pauli’s home stadium where a giant 72-square-metre screen shows films starting at sundown every night. What’s more, all seats are shielded by the roof , so don’t let those Hamburg showers keep you away. Note: all films are in German.
St. Pauli Sommerkino

Freiluftkino Rathausmarkt

2021 Dates TBD
Rathausmarkt, City Centre
For ten nights every summer, cinema lovers gather at Rathausmarkt square in front of City Hall to enjoy international classics and German favourites alike. The best part? Entrance is free!
Freiluftkino Rathausmarkt

Alsterdorf Sommerkino

2021 Dates TBD
Alsterdorfer Markt, Alsterdorf
Don't miss it as Alsterdorf Markt square is transformed into an outdoor cinema. All films are screened with subtitles — even the German ones — making this an excellent place to practise your language skills. Entry is free!
Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Outdoor Cinemas

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Outdoor Cinemas

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