Freiluftkino Hasenheide is featured in our Cee Cee No.2 Book, which is available for purchase here.
Lights dangle over the entrance and illuminate the path to two small wooden ticket booths. Once you’ve bought your ticket, go through the metal gate, guarded by dense trees, and emerge into an amphitheater with a huge screen. Since 1945, a former summer theatre has stood next to a petting zoo and a mini-golf course in the Volkspark Hasenheide in Neukölln, which opened in the mid-twenties. While originally used for theatrical performances and concerts, the amphitheater became an open-air cinema in the 80s. As there is only room for projectors without a teller system, a 10-minute break in each show means that you can visit the small snack bar to pass the time while you look forward to the second half of the film. Arthouse productions rub elbows with Oscar winning blockbusters in the diverse selection of films. Coming up this weekend are two we can stand behind: The Lobster, playing on Friday night and Lion, screening on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine! (Text: Stephanie Johne / Photos: Daniel Farò)