Going to the movie theatres and watching an English movie that is anywhere other than Netflix. Now there’s something I haven’t done in a while. How about you?
The thing is, there are actually theatres in Düsseldorf and across Germany that play English movies, I was just to lazy to figure it out earlier. The most important thing to note is that the English (or other languages) movies will have an (OmU) or an (OV) next their titles.
OV = Original Version
OmU = Original Version with German subtitles
To give you a little bit of a head start, I’ve done the research for you. Here are a few English language movie theatres in the city worth checking out online:
Right down the road from the Bilk Arcaden and the ice cream shop is the Metropol Kino. The entrance is small and looks a little old school, but it’s a great place for English speaking Düsseldorfers. There’s quite an array of options for English language movies that you can check out on their website. Almost all movies with (OmU) next to them offer an easy indication to know which ones are currently playing in English with German subtitles.
UCI Kinowelt is quite a large theatre in Düsseldorf located near the Rheinturm and the Media Hafen. There’s also another located directly across the river in Neuss. The great thing about the UCI Kinowelt website is that if you’re lazy and want to avoid scrolling through to find English movies, they offer an easy search tool to navigate your way through the OV and OmU films.
CineStar Düsseldorf is near Lörick and recommended by many international people around the city. While I couldn’t seem to find an easy search function like UCI KINOWELT, a helpful hint it to simply type OmU or OV in the search box at the top. All of the films offered in their original version (likely English) will be featured here.
I haven’t been to the Commerz Real Cinema yet, but most of you will know this cinema as Düsseldorf Open Air Kino along the Rhein River. While I cannot confirm that there are any features in English, it’s an experience you can’t miss out on! Perhaps we can all use this as our opportunity to get a little fresh air and learn a little bit of German while we’re at it!
If you’re all out of ideas and want to try out a couple more options, here’s a little more information for you. While I can’t say that these are English language movie theatres, you can certainly check it out on your own (and let me know).
One last thing. If you’re super keen on making the experience extremely easy… Maxime Ménard has provided us all with a fantastic link. Already filtered to OmU and OV films. All Düsseldorf Theatres included in the search. Here you go:
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