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Museum Lichtspiele – Munich’s Cult Cinema

By  Thursday, 15.10.2015, 20:33    Tell Me Something about Munich

Museum Lichtspiele, a Munich cinema institution.

The Museum Lichtspiele (Lilienstrasse 2) in Au, close to the Deutsches Museum (Lilienstrasse 2) cinema is the second oldest cinema in Munich; the oldest one is the Gabriel Filmtheater, that’s still in business. It first opened in November 1910 and it has been operating ever since.

But being one of the oldest cinemas of Munich is not the only reason why the four-screen cinema is cult. Since September 1977 it’s continuously showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show which even earned the cinema a spot within The Guinness Book of World records. You can also buy kits to participate at the box office. The shows are on on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 pm.

Another reason the Museum Lichtspiele cinema has made it to is that it regularly shows classics, cartoons and blockbusters in original audio.
Interesting fact: both of the oldest cinemas in Munich the Gabriel Filmtheater and the Museum Lichtspiele were opened, owned and operated by the same person – Carl Gabriel (1857-1931).

Opening hours, ticket info, film listings and times at

Other cinemas in Munich showing films in original audio are: Cinema (Nymphenburger Straße 31), Mathäser (Bayerstr. 5), Atlantis (Schwanthaler Str. 2)

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Vilijam Zufic

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