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Best Movie Theaters in Munich

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Theatiner Film

Theatiner Film is a modest theater in the heart of Munich that offers an exemplary movie watching experience to everyone. The intimate seating arrangement at this theater means that every seat is the best in the house that offers an uninterrupted view of the screen. In this modern times of multiplexes and fancy theaters, Theatiner Film offers the perfect setting for enjoying a movie in the old school style in a no-frills surrounding.

Munich, Germany
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Museum Lichtspiele

Munich's second-oldest movie theater, Museum Lichtspiele has been entertaining people since 1910. It is famous for having screened the Rocky Horror Picture Show for 30 years, which eventually stopped due to lack of public interest. Today, many different kinds of movies are screened at the four halls that make up this theater, and you are sure to have a good time at this landmark cinema house.

Munich, Germany
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Werkstattkino

Gone are the days when films scandalized the public, but this legendary basement cinema in the backyard of the Fraunhofer restaurant is still dividing audiences. Love them or loathe them, when it comes to legends, there's no sitting on the fence. With just 53 seats and a tiny screen, Werkstattkino has almost as much cult status as the films it shows. Real cinema buffs are sure to enjoy the black-and-white films screened here.

Munich, Germany
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Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

Extensively refurbished in 1998, Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor is the oldest cinema in Munich, dating back to 1911. The plush red seats, quaint balconies and frivolous Art Deco design are an instant giveaway. The latest German and American blockbusters make up most of the bill, although they have all been carefully selected. You will find outstanding comfort and technology here. Check the website for more details.

Munich, Germany
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Mathäser Filmpalast

Whether it's comedy, thrillers, suspense, documentaries, or children's movies that you want to catch, Mathäser Filmpalast is sure to help you make a choice. German, American and Turkish movies are all screened here, along with several other foreign releases. So come by, grab a pack of snacks at the refreshment stand, and enjoy the show.

Munich, Germany
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Rio Filmpalast

Opened in 1960, this historic theater managed to survive several other establishments in the vicinity. Since 1976 there have been two halls serving as screening centers, each having 400 and 120 seats respectively. Both are equipped with Dolby digital sound. Head to the on-site cafe to feast on snacks, sandwiches and various drinks. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students and service men; so if you fall under any such category make sure you avail the benefits. Do check the website to find out the latest screenings.

Munich, Germany
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Cinema

Simply named Cinema, this is a large single-screen theater in Munich, and is famous for showing mainstream Hollywood films in English. Opened in 1954, it is also one of the most popular cinemas in Munich thanks to its outstanding sound technology, comfortable seats, huge screen and a large snack bar. On occasion, the Cinema also showcases arthouse films and live streams opera performances from the world over.

Munich, Germany
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Maxim Kino

One of the smallest cinemas in Munich, Maxim shows cinematic gems, including retrospectives (Tarkowski being a favorite), documentaries and (from time to time) feature films. It has only 94 seats, but it does have a loyal and regular clientele. Advance booking is advised for popular events and at the weekend. There are mostly two performances a day, sometimes three. As you would expect from this kind of cinema, it is not very well laid out and the seats are not particularly comfortable, but that's all part of the charm!

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