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Outdoor Cinemas

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

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.

Alsterdorf Sommerkino

8 August - 6 September, 2024
Alsterdorfer Markt, Alsterdorf
Don't miss it as Alsterdorf Markt square is transformed into an outdoor cinema Fridays at sundown. 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

Binnenalster FilmFest

26 September - 5 October 2024
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!
Binnenalster FilmFest

filmRaum OpenAir Kino

17 July - 7 September 2024
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. This public cinema project, with its diverse film program for all generations, offers a variety of films. For details, visit filmRaum online by clicking below.
filmRaum OpenAir Kino


15 June - 7 September 2024
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.

Open Air Schanzenkino

20 July - September 12024
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

Zeise Open Air

1 July - 1 September 2024
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