Lichtburg Essen

Essen: Lichtburg

The inner city of Essen is where one of Germany's most famous and historically interesting movie theatres is situated. Seating 1,250 people, the theatre is the largest one in Germany, and it was the venue where top-class premiers with high-profile guests were celebrated in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, mainly American and European mainstream films are screened in the lavishly refurbished venue, which boasts a unique flair of combined art-nouveau and New Sobriety elements. However, premiers, mainly those of German movies, have lately found their way back to Lichtburg cinema.