English language movies in Germany: April 23-29

Find the latest English-language movies in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.

English language movies in Germany: April 23-29
Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber in 'Defiance.' Photo: DPA

So far, we have listings for Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Nuremberg and Stuttgart; other cities will be added in the coming weeks.

Cinema fans will enjoy five new major movies starts this week including the World War II thriller “Defiance” with Daniel Craig and the music drama “Cadillac Records” with R’n’B star Beyoncé Knowles.


CineStar Orignal Sony Center

Potsdamer Str. 4, 10785 Berlin

Tel. 030-260 66 400

Tel. 24h reservation hotline 01805-11 88 11 (14 ct./min, mobile eventl. more expansive)

Beverliy Hills Chihuahua (preview, no age restriction)

Tue 7pm

Duplicity (minimum age: 6)

Wed 7.45pm

Defiance (minimum age: 16)

Thu-Sat & Tue-Wed 4.45pm, 7.45pm, 10.45pm

Sun 7.45pm, 10.45pm

Mon 4.45pm, 7.45pm

Cadillac Records (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Mon-Wed 6pm, 8.30pm

Sun 8.30pm

The Secret Life of Bees (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Wed 7.30pm

I Love You, Man (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Tue-Wed 3pm, 5.30pm, 8pm, 10.30pm

Sun 8pm, 10.30pm

Mon 3pm, 5.30pm, 8pm

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (minimum age: 16)

Wed 5pm, 5.30pm, 8pm, 10.30pm

The Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Thu & Sun 7.30pm, 10.30pm

Fri-Sat & Tue Wed 4.30pm, 7.30pm, 10.30pm

Mon 4.30pm, 7.30pm

Crank 2: High Voltage (minimum age: 18)

Thu & Sun 22.15pm

Fri-Sat 7.45pm, 10.45pm

Tue 7.45pm

Wed 11pm

Last Chance Harvey (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Mon, Wed 3pm, 5.15pm,

Sun 8pm

Tue 3pm

Monsters vs. Aliens (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Sat & Tue 3.30pm, 5.45pm

Mon 5.45pm

Wed 2.45pm, 5pm

John Rabe (original with English subtitle, minimum age: 12)

Sat 2.15pm

Fast & Furious – New Model. Original Parts (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Tue 3.30pm, 11pm

Sun 11pm

Mon & Wed 3.30pm

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (minimum age: 6)

Fri-Sat & Mon-Tue 2.15pm

What Just Happened? (minimum age: 12)

Tue-Sat & Mon-Wed 2.15pm

Slumdog Millionaire (minimum age: 12)

Fri-Wed 2pm

Gran Torino (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Mon-Tue 5pm

Sun 7.30pm

Watchmen (minimum age: 16)

Thu-Sun & Tue-Wed 10pm

The Reader (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sat & Mon-Wed 2.15pm

Milk (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sun & Tue-Wed 11pm

Sneak Mystery Movie (minimum age: 18)

Thu 8pm


CineStar Düsseldorf – Der Filmpalast

Hansaallee 245, 40549 Düsseldorf

Tel. 0211-52 74 70 1

Tel. 24h reservation hotline 01805 11 88 11 (14 ct/min. – mobile event. more expensive)

Slumdog Millionaire (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Wed 8pm

Gran Torino (minimum age: 12)

Fri-Sat 10.15pm

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wed 3.15pm, 6pm, 8.30pm


CineStar Frankfurt am Main – Turmpalast

Bleichstr. 57

60313 Frankfurt am Main


Tel. 069-28 17 87

Tel. 24h reservation hotline 01805 11 88 11 (14 ct/min. – mobile calls may cost more)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (no age restriction)

Tue 5pm

That Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Thu, Sat, Tue 5.45

Fri, Sun, Mon, Wed 5.45pm, 8.15pm

Crank 2: High Voltage (minimum age: 18)

Thu, Sun, Mon, Wed 6pm, 8.30pm

Fr-Sat & Wed 6pm, 8.30pm, 11pm

Defiance (minimum age: 16)

Thu, Sun-Wed 5pm, 7.45pm

Fri-Sat 5pm, 7.45pm, 10.30pm

Fast & Furious – New Model. Original Parts (minimum age: 12)

Fri-Sat 10.45pm

Gran Torino (minimum age: 12)

Thu & Tue 8.15pm

Fri 10.45pm

Sat 8.15pm, 10.45pm

I Love You, Man (minimum age: 12)

Thu & Sun-Wed 3pm, 5.15pm, 7.45pm

Fri-Sat 3pm, 5.15pm, 7.45pm, 10.30pm

Knowing (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Sun & Tue-Wed 8.15pm

Monsters vs. Aliens (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Wed 3.15pm, 5.45pm

Paul Blart. Mall Cop (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Tue 3pm

Pink Panther (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Wed 3pm

Race to Witch Mountain (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Wed 3pm

Slumdog Millionaire (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Wed 5.15pm, 5.45pm, 8.15pm

The Reader (minimum age: 12)

Thu & Sun-Wed 3.15pm

Fri-Sat 5.15pm, 10.45pm

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (minimum age: 16)

Wed 3.15pm, 5.30pm, 8pm

Sneak Preview (minimum age: 18)

Mon 9pm


CineStar Hamburg – Streit’s Filmtheater

Jungfernstieg 38

20354 Hamburg


Tel. 0 40-34 60 51

Gran Torino (minimum age: 12)

Thu, Sat, Tue 10.30pm

Knowing (minimum age: 12)

Tue 5.40pm

Slumdog Millionaire (minimum age: 12)

Fri 5.20pm

Sat 2.30pm

Sun 5.45pm

Mon 3pm

That Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Fri 5.30pm

Sat 5.50pm

Tue 2.40pm

The Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Thu 4.55pm, 7.45pm

Fri 2.30pm, 10.20pm

Sat 5.05pm

Sun 8.20pm

Mon 17.35pm

Tue 2.50pm


Allendeplatz / Grindelhof

20146 Hamburg


Tel. 0 40-41 32 03 30

That Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Thu 5pm, 9.45pm

Fri, Sun, Tue 8pm

Sat 3pm, 8pm, 10.45pm

Mon 3pm, 8.30pm

Wed 9.45pm

Slumdog Millionaire (minimum age: 12)

Thu & Mon-Tue 9.45pm

Fri-Sun 5.30pm, 9.45pm

Wed 3.30pm, 10.15pm

Frost/Nixon (minimum age: 6)

Sun 12.30pm

Kino 3001

Schanzenstr. 75

20357 Hamburg


Tel. 040-40 18 78 57

In Prison my Whole Life

Thu 6.30pm


Roxy Fremdpsrachenkino

Julius Loßmann-Str. 116

90469 Nuremberg


Tel. 09 11-4 88 40

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Tue 6.30pm

The Pink Panther 2 (minimum age: 6)

Sat & Mon 4.45pm

The Duchess (minimum age: 12)

Thu 6.30pm

Fri, Sun, Tue 8.45pm

Fast & Furious – New Model. Original Parts (minimum age: 12)

Thu 6.30pm

Fri, Sun, Tue 8.45pm

Doubt (minimum age: 6)

Fri-Mon 4.45pm

Gran Torino (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Tue 8.30pm

Knowing (minimum age: 12)

Thu, Sat, Mon, Wed 8.45pm

Monsters vs. Aliens (minimum age: 6)

Fri, Sun 4.45pm

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (minimum age: 16)

Wed 6.30pm, 8.45pm


Corso Cinema International

Hauptstr. 6

70536 Stuttgart


Tel. 07 11-73 49 16 or 07 11 7 35 79 70

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (minimum age: 16)

Wed 8pm

The Boat That Rocked (minimum age: 12)

Thu 7pm

Fri-Sun 7.15pm

Mon-Tue 5pm, 7.15pm

Wed 7.35pm

The Spirit (minimum age: 16)

Thu 9.40pm

Fri & Mon Tue 9.30pm

Sat 5.20pm, 9.30pm

Sun 7.25pm, 9.30pm

Knowing (minimum age: 12)

Thu-Tue 9.20pm, Wed 5.45pm

The Pink Panther 2 (minimum age: 6)

Thu-Fri 5.20pm

Sat-Sun 3.30pm

Mon-Tue 7.25pm

Fast & Furious – New Model. Original Parts (minimum age: 12)

Thu 8pm

Sat-Sun 3.20pm

Monsters vs. Aliens (minimum age: 6)

Fri-Sun 5.20pm

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EXPLAINED: Berlin’s latest Covid rules

In response to rapidly rising Covid-19 infection rates, the Berlin Senate has introduced stricter rules, which came into force on Saturday, November 27th. Here's what you need to know.

A sign in front of a waxing studio in Berlin indicates the rule of the 2G system
A sign in front of a waxing studio indicates the rule of the 2G system with access only for fully vaccinated people and those who can show proof of recovery from Covid-19 as restrictions tighten in Berlin. STEFANIE LOOS / AFP

The Senate agreed on the tougher restrictions on Tuesday, November 23rd with the goal of reducing contacts and mobility, according to State Secretary of Health Martin Matz (SPD).

He explained after the meeting that these measures should slow the increase in Covid-19 infection rates, which was important as “the situation had, unfortunately, deteriorated over the past weeks”, according to media reports.

READ ALSO: Tougher Covid measures needed to stop 100,000 more deaths, warns top German virologist

Essentially, the new rules exclude from much of public life anyone who cannot show proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19. You’ll find more details of how different sectors are affected below.

If you haven’t been vaccinated or recovered (2G – geimpft (vaccinated) or genesen (recovered)) from Covid-19, then you can only go into shops for essential supplies, i.e. food shopping in supermarkets or to drugstores and pharmacies.

Many – but not all – of the rules for shopping are the same as those passed in the neighbouring state of Brandenburg in order to avoid promoting ‘shopping tourism’ with different restrictions in different states.

2G applies here, too, as well as the requirement to wear a mask with most places now no longer accepting a negative test for entry. Only minors are exempt from this requirement.

Sport, culture, clubs
Indoor sports halls will off-limits to anyone who hasn’t  been vaccinated or can’t show proof of recovery from Covid-19. 2G is also in force for cultural events, such as plays and concerts, where there’s also a requirement to wear a mask. 

In places where mask-wearing isn’t possible, such as dance clubs, then a negative test and social distancing are required (capacity is capped at 50 percent of the maximum).

Restaurants, bars, pubs (indoors)
You have to wear a mask in all of these places when you come in, leave or move around. You can only take your mask off while you’re sat down. 2G rules also apply here.

Hotels and other types of accommodation 
Restrictions are tougher here, too, with 2G now in force. This means that unvaccinated people can no longer get a room, even if they have a negative test.

For close-contact services, such as hairdressers and beauticians, it’s up to the service providers themselves to decide whether they require customers to wear masks or a negative test.

Football matches and other large-scale events
Rules have changed here, too. From December 1st, capacity will be limited to 5,000 people plus 50 percent of the total potential stadium or arena capacity. And only those who’ve been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed in. Masks are also compulsory.

For the Olympic Stadium, this means capacity will be capped at 42,000 spectators and 16,000 for the Alte Försterei stadium. 

3G rules – ie vaccinated, recovered or a negative test – still apply on the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and buses in Berlin. It was not possible to tighten restrictions, Matz said, as the regulations were issued at national level.

According to the German Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, people have to wear a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask  on public transport.

Christmas markets
The Senate currently has no plans to cancel the capital’s Christmas markets, some of which have been open since Monday. 

According to Matz, 2G rules apply and wearing a mask is compulsory.

Schools and day-care
Pupils will still have to take Covid tests three times a week and, in classes where there are at least two children who test positive in the rapid antigen tests, then tests should be carried out daily for a week.  

Unlike in Brandenburg, there are currently no plans to move away from face-to-face teaching. The child-friendly ‘lollipop’ Covid tests will be made compulsory in day-care centres and parents will be required to confirm that the tests have been carried out. Day-care staff have to document the results.

What about vaccination centres?
Berlin wants to expand these and set up new ones, according to Matz. A new vaccination centre should open in the Ring centre at the end of the week and 50 soldiers from the German army have been helping at the vaccination centre at the Exhibition Centre each day since last week.

The capacity in the new vaccination centre in the Lindencenter in Lichtenberg is expected to be doubled. There are also additional vaccination appointments so that people can get their jabs more quickly. Currently, all appointments are fully booked well into the new year.