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Kino Babylon


BABYLON • Official Trailer HD • Kino Lorber Repertory & Seventy-Seven


Trailer Expressionismus im Kino Babylon


XD Theater - 4D kino


The Life of a Film in a Cinema


Game Cinema Babylon Kino / L4K Media Group

The Babylon is a cinema in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin and part of a listed building complex at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz opposite to the Volksbühne. The building was erected 1928/29 according to plans of architect Hans Poelzig and is regarded as typical of its construction period, Neue Sachlichkeit. In 1948 the theatre was heavily renovated and served afterward as a speciality cinema in the GDR. After the auditorium had been closed because of the danger of collapse, it was refurbished and reconstructed from 1999 until 2001 in accordance with conservation guidelines. In 2002 the reconstruction was awarded the "German Award for Monument Protection". Since 2001 the Babylon is once again open to the public and used primarily as arthouse cinema, as well as a venue for the Berlinale and musical and literary cultural events. Originally the cinema held 1200 members of audience in one hall, but is today divided into two halls with 450 and 70 seats.
  • Theatre facts 

  • Planning and architecture (1927–29) 

  • History of usage until restoration (1929–99) 

  • Restoration and current usage (since 1999)