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
Potsdamer Straße 4
10785 Berlin Mitte/Tiergarten
Hackesche Höfe Kino
Rosenthaler Str. 40 -41
10178 Berlin Mitte
Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
10407 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
[homepage / program]
10623 Berlin Charlottenburg
10719 Berlin Charlottenburg
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…
Do you have and thoughts, suggestions, additional recommendations or comments? Please feel free to leave your comment below. Thank you!