There are more screens showing English-language films in Vienna than in many British cities (I made that up, but it sounds plausible).
If you want to catch the latest blockbuster in English, no problem. And you’ll also find movies of the more artistic variety, too.
After all, the city’s cultural reputation extends to numerous cinemas (German: Kino) that cater for more high-brow tastes than the fifth tired relaunch of some cartoon franchise. Disclaimer: I like those cartoon franchises.
For popular, mainstream movies, try:
- Haydn Kino: Mariahilfer Str. 57, 1060 Vienna. This is where I go to watch films. It’s on one of the main shopping streets (see map at the end of this article), so easy to reach and convenient for restaurants, bars and even McDonald’s.
And if you still want your culture, the Haydn also screens occasional live performances of ballet, opera and theatre from the UK. La Traviata anyone?
- Artis International: Schultergasse 5, 1010 Vienna
- Burg Kino: Opernring 19, 1010 Vienna. The Burg also has regular showings of The Third Man, the 1949 Oscar-winning movie based (and filmed) in post-war Vienna. Worth seeing for the locations alone – my wife assures me they didn’t have to build any sets for the war-torn city shots: they just filmed what was already there.
For less mainstream English-language movies, try:
- Votiv and De France cinemas (joint website)
- Votiv: Währingerstarsse 12, 1090 Vienna
- De France: Schottenring 5, 1010 Vienna
- filmcasino: Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Vienna
- Gartenbaukino: Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna
Tip: if you come across cinema listings, look out for these abbreviations:
- OV (means it’s shown in the original language version)
- OmU (same as OV, but the film has German subtitles)
Enjoy your popcorn.