Since 2010, the Berlinale’s “Flying Red Carpet” has travelled from arthouse cinema to arthouse cinema on seven evenings during the Festival, visiting Berlin’s movie lovers in their neighbourhood cinemas. On each of these evenings, one Berlin arthouse cinema turns into an additional Festival venue and presents two selected films from the Berlinale programme.
Just like they do at the regular Festival, the film teams usually introduce their works in person at the neighbourhood cinemas and are available to answer questions and discuss their films with audiences after the screening. Besides the film team, a patron of the cinema will also welcome audiences to the small Red Carpet: one prominent film personality acts as the patron of each neighbourhood cinema, thereby supporting the cultural work of his or her favourite theatre.
The “Berlinale Goes Kiez” project was launched in 2010 on the occasion of the Festival’s 60th anniversary and has proven to be hugely popular with audiences. In past years, “Berlinale Goes Kiez” has visited the following cinemas: Adria (Steglitz), Babylon (Kreuzberg), Bundesplatz-Kino (Wilmersdorf), Capitol Dahlem (Zehlendorf), Die Kurbel (Charlottenburg), Eva Lichtspiele (Wilmersdorf), Filmkunst 66 (Charlottenburg), Hackesche Höfe Kino (Mitte), Kant Kino (Charlottenburg), Moviemento (Kreuzberg), Neues Off (Neukölln), Odeon (Schöneberg), Passage (Neukölln), Kino Toni & Tonino (Weißensee), Thalia Programm Kino (Potsdam), Union Filmtheater (Friedrichshagen) and Yorck (Kreuzberg).