Open air cinemas are a wonderful invention. Sitting underneath the stars in a folding chair with your buddy/boyfriend/cousin/mom and dad/neighbor watching a movie you’ve always wanted to watch while sipping on a cool beer is a great way to spend your summer nights.

My first time in an open air cinema was in Paris, where they show free movies at different occasions (see bottom of this article for Paris listings).

So when my buddy Liz suggested going to see a movie at the Freiluftkino Kreuzberg I was all for it. They showed a Mexican movie called Sin Nombre in it’s original version with German subtitles. The place was PACKED and I overheard one of the staff say that about 800 people were expected.

So coming early is key. €6,50 will get you a chair (a folding one if you come early, otherwise you might end up on a plastic chair like we did), a blanket if you need one and a great movie experience. There is a bar with cheap drinks and popcorn which will let you use their mosquito spray if you ask them nicely.

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If you like it as much as I do, you can get a 5-movie or a 10-movie pass for reduced prices allowing you to skip the queue (very valuable if you’re after those folding chairs).

There are 3 Freiluftkinos in Berlin (Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Rehberge), the listing for which you can find under

Open air everywhere:

PARIS: The Cinéma au clair de lune from august 6 to 24th happens all thorughout Paris, a guide can be found here. Click here to find a complete guide to Paris’ open air cinema listings.

LONDON: Londoners can also enjoy movies in the outdoors. If you want to know who shows what when, just click here to consult a Time Out guide.

NEW YORK: Naturally the big apple doesn’t stay behind when it comes to offering its people some nice outdoor cinema action. Have a look at the open air cinema guide for listings.