The Mathäser cinema complex hosts 14 cinema halls as is mainly oriented towards mainstream cinema with everything that comes with it. The largest hall seats 700 people. Mathäser is the most modern cinema in Munich right now. It has been reopened after renovations in 2003 and is now a city of film itself: blockbusters are shown on 14 screens; there are cafés, bars and a lounge. One or two films are shown in English every week.
The Mathäser cinema is located between the Hauptbahnhof (central rail station) and the Stachus (Karlsplatz). The location of the cinema is a historic one for many reasons. At the spot where the cinema complex is located, for almost 400 years, there used to be a large eponymous beer hall, with a bar that once was the longest in the world. In that beer hall, the Free State of Bavaria was proclaimed..., but we’re here to talk cinema. The Mathäser is easy to find and easy to reach, since there is a U-Bahn station beneath it. So if you are not in the mood for experiment with the more intimate cinemas of the city, and it’s not summer (when there are many open air cinemas in Munich), the Mathäser is a safe bet.
Address:Mathäser, Bayerstr. 5, München
Getting there:U-Bahn: U1, U2, U4, U5, all S-Bahn, bus line 58
Prices: €6.90 to €8.90