Berlin has quite a broad selection of movie theaters / cinemas. But for tourists, expats, non-german speakers it might first actually be a bit difficult to find a cinama showing films / movies in english language – or actually in ‘original’. Most movies shown in Germany are dubbed – I’m sorry, but that’s how it is ‘here’.
In magazines and program guides the common marker, marking a movie shown in original version would be “OV” for Original Version – or “OmU” for Original mit Untertiteln” (original version with [german] subtitles). So there is a chance ‘regular’ movie theaters might show either OV- or OmU-films every now and then.
But since Berlin is Berlin – and there has basically always been a fair number of non-german native speakers, there’s also theaters showing mostly OV- and OmU-films. Here’s a list of some of the movie theaters that are showing movies in Original Version on a more or less regular basis. Please let me know if you find anything wrong and/or missing.
Cinestar Potsdamer Platz
Hackesche Höfe Kino
Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
[homepage / program]
10827 Berlin Schöneberg
update: Of course film in Original Version and OmU are also shown in other locations – there are also additionally – here list a list of all movies currently shown in Original Version:
- Originalversionen von A bis Z Alle Filme anzeigen (Berlin Online – City Guide)
- Original Language – Independent Cinema (YORCK Group Movie Theaters)
What I find a bit irritating about that list is that obviously the movies are listed by their German titles… well well…
…to be continued…