Best English Cinemas in Berlin – Movies in Original English Version
Have you ever wondered why in Berlin everybody talks to you in English, from the waitress at your favorite Cafe to the bouncer at your favorite club, but if you are going to the cinema in Berlin you most likely will end up watching a movie dubbed in German.
And it doesn’t stop there I am afraid, whenever you turn on your TV and tune in on the newest blockbuster – you guessed it – it will be dubbed in German.
We all know that movies dubbed in German (or any language for that matter) just don’t feel as good as the Original Version. This is why we went through the struggles to find the best English cinemas in Berlin!
Make sure to check out all cinemas in Berlin we could find that show all or at least some movies in their original English version.
What do OmU and OV stand for?
If you have been researching English language movies in the past you might have come across those two acronyms, OmU and OV.
OmU stands for “Original mit Untertitel” which means you will see the movie in the original language with German subtitles.
OV is short for “Original Version” and is exactly what you are looking for – enjoying a movie in its original version and not being dubbed.
Cinestar at Potsdamer Platz
Our absolute favorite English cinema in Berlin as it is nicely located in the heart of the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz.
One might argue that this is just another big heartless corporate cinema chain, but then again I haven’t seen many cinemas in my life at such a cool location, such awesome screens (big) and great sound effects (loud).
And if you are in for the maximum experience make sure to check out the program of the IMAX cinema, which sometimes shows the newest blockbusters on a massive IMAX screen in English.
Location: Potsdamer Straße 4, 10785 Berlin
Kino International at Karl-Marx-Allee
Even though Kino International does not show all movies in its Original English version we just had to add this to our list. Probably the cinema in Germany with the most authentic flair you will find.
Built shortly after the Berlin Wall came up Kino International still looks and feels like you are in the former Eastern German Democratic Republic in its prime.
And keep your eyes open as Kino International is also the venue for some of Berlins most stylish parties.
Location: Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin
Odeon – Schöneberg
Probably one of the first cinemas in Berlin and Germany to show mainly movies in their original English Version. Odeon has been a long time favorite of the international crowd in Berlin and is always worth a visit.
Location: Hauptstr. 116, 10827 Berlin
All English language Cinemas in Berlin
Check out the list of all English language cinemas in Berlin. Be aware that some of the cinemas on this list are not exclusively showing movies in the Original Version, but many times show movies in the dubbed German version. Make sure to look for “OV” or “OmU” as an indication in which language movies are shown.
Now that you know where to enjoy movies that you can understand even if you don’t speak German yet, it might be time for you to check out the best places to eat in Berlin.