Summer Openair Cinema in Zurich 2016
Zurich is well known for its outdoor cinema offerings, the best known of which is the Allianz Openair Cinema at Zurichhorn (see below for article), but there are a few smaller ones – which really deserve a mention too. Take a look below for some ideas:
Film Fluss Openair Cinema (July)
The Film Fluss Openair will take place from Wednesday 13th July up until the 31st July. The location of the festival is Wasserwerk Strasse 131, at the Badi Unterer Letten. Doors open at 8:30, but the films themselves will begin at 9:30. All tickets cost 19 Chf, and can only be bought at the door.
Although many of the films are being shown in French and German, there are several films being shown in English as well. More information regarding the program can be found on their website.
Surf Film Night, Riff Raff (July 13th)
On Wednesday 13th July, Riff Raff will be holding a Surf themed openair cinema night. The feature film ‘View from a Blue Moon’ will be played, as well as the short film ‘The Accord’, a story following an Icelandic surfer. See the RiffRaff website for more details.
Film am See Openair Cinema at Rote Fabrik (July/August)
Film am See is one of the oldest film festivals in the Zurich area. It takes place at Rote Fabrik, and a select few films are chosen to be screened each year. The first time Rote Fabrik held the event was in 1984, making it the oldest film festival in Zurich.
This year, dates for Film am See include: July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, and August 25th. All films start at 9:30, and the entry is free! See the Rote Fabrik website for more details.
Xenix Openair (July/August)
Xenix Open Air is an outdoor film festival, located on the Kanzleiareal platz (Kanzleistrasse 52). The festival lasts all throughout July and August.
Tickets are bought at the door for 19 Chf, or 13 Chf if you are already a member. Although tickets can’t be bought online, it’s still a good idea to reserve tickets on the Xenix Openair website.
Film times vary depending on the day, but usually play in the evening. For specifics, visit the schedule on their website.
This year, some notable films that will be playing include Groundhog day and Taxi Driver. A full list of films can be found on their website as well.
Allianz Openair (July/August)
We’ve written about this one already with a list of all the trailers and dates too. It starts on 14th July and continues till 14th August. See the main article about the Allianz Openair cinema here.
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