The outdoor summer cinema (Open Air Sommerkino) was once again a huge hit in 2018, almost magnetically drawing in visitors to the Kranzler Eck in Berlin. The program was split evenly between current hits and golden classics of cinema, with precisely these cinematic gems drawing the biggest crowds. The organisers had arranged around 200 deckchairs, and they were almost always completely occupied. Considerable queues formed at the ticket booth, particularly for the weekend showings, meaning those who came early had the choice of the best seats. Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity to combine the film event with a stroll around the location.
And visitors did not have to miss out on popular cinema snacks, with popcorn and cold beverages proving a sales hit. “There is no other shopping centre that has an outdoor cinema like this, at least not in City West. This helps us underscore that ‘real’ life still happens outdoors and not in front of a computer screen. When the weather plays along, an evening at the outdoor cinema in the Kranzler Eck is certainly one of the highlights in Berlin’s packed event calendar,” says the manager of the centre, Alexandra Meyder-Cyrus.