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Lichtburg

Kettwigerstr, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4920 1231023
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Historic Cinema with beautiful interior

The cinema features typical design elements of the 50s which creates a special atmosphere. You can... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Sabine R
via mobile
non-americanised historic venue

Mainly this is a cinema but there are theatre and concert performances, too. The historic building... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Monika K
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Essen, Germany
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Kettwigerstr, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

The cinema features typical design elements of the 50s which creates a special atmosphere. You can also book a tour on the website (German only, as far as I know) to go behind the scenes and find out about the cinema's history and technical details....More

Thank Sabine R
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Mainly this is a cinema but there are theatre and concert performances, too. The historic building was opened in 1928. Today it still is the biggest film palace in Germany. If you dislike US-american-style cinemas and prefer elegant and plush athmosphere like I do go...More

Thank Monika K
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

It is the cinema with the biggest screen - in the past as well as today many premiers take place here. Recently renovated, the architectural beauty and the charm remained, however more comfortable seats.

Thank Zafer Dolu Y
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

always we are very satisfied when we go on this place to watch a movie!!! Often here are rare films or premiere.

Thank EvelynEssen
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

We went to Lichtburg to watch the Hateful 8 presented in 70 MM. The whole movie theater was sold out and the atmosphere was great. However if you sit in the stalls area near the back, the viewing experience was actually quite bad. The screen...More

Thank CWU
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

Most historic cinema in Essen, very comfortable seats, good sound and very nice people as well. You can see all majour movies and some independant stuff as well.

Thank wfrede
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

pure old style, well maintained nad a great Cinema in all aspects. Still popular for premieres. I suggest to have a drink there before the movies.

Thank Juergen F
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was opened in 1928 as the most modern cinema in the country. During WW II a fire destroyed completely, but it was reconstructed in the style of the fifties. This is the most elegant cinema in Germany, a lot of premiers are held here.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

They Screen a Movie in english every mondän which is Great ! It is very reasonable priced. The screen is huge.....Worth Going!!!

Thank Lornaaaron
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Reviewed December 24, 2014

First the bad thing: I got a seat that was little outworn. The good things: there is a discount day (tuesday), beverages are available for a reasonable price. The cinema itself is stylish, a little old fashioned and breathes an atmosphere of unecitement and souveranity....More

Thank ksg48
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