Cinemas and Theaters in Giessen


Giessen has several cinemas. The chain Kinopolis runs two in the city center. One is located at Berliner Platz right next to the city hall and the other one is called Kino-Center near the pedestrian area. Before the Kinopolis at Berliner Platz opened, there were two cinemas called Roxy near Berliner Platz and Heli near the Uniklinikum and main station. Both are now used for special reasons likes premieres or special performances. Also there is a co-operation with the THM to have classes in the halls.

Addresses:  Kinopolis Gießen                            Kinocenter Gießen
                       Ostanlage 45                                   Bahnhofstraße 34
                       35390 Gießen                                 35390 Gießen
                       Tickethotline: 0641-5655789        Telefon: 0641-72108

The Kinopolis offers special movie lines like showing movies in 3D, original versions with or without subtitles and past cine-films for only 2,50€.
The "Ladykino" shows movies perfect for girl's nights out, glass of champagne included. The "Männersachen" line is similar to the Ladykino showing films targeted at men, offering quantity discount. Both gender lines show movies once a month, normally on Wednesdays.
Another really popular movie line is the Sneak Preview. Each  Wednesday at 23.15pm the Kinopolis shows a movie, but nobody knows which one it will be. It's always a surprise. It's not possible to make reservations, you have to buy tickets directly. Tickets for the "Sneak", as people in Giessen call it  tenderly, cost 4,40€.

The University of Giessen also runs one cinema that's called Flimmerkiste. To buy tickets for the cinema you have to pursue a membership card each semester. Only because of that are the incredibly cheap prices possible. The card once costs 50 Cents, each movie costs 2€ entrance. Movies are only shown once a week every Thursday playing different movies every week. As it's run by the university it takes place in a hall in the Zeughaus entering through the side entrance.

Address:   Flimmerkiste Gießen
                   Seiteneingang des Zeughaus
                   35390 Gießen

Another cinema in Giessen is the Kommunales Kino in the youth center Jokus. It's used for the SchulKinoWochen, school cinema weeks, in Hesse showing films relevant for the school lessons.

Address:   Jokus
                   Ostanlage 25a
                   35390 Gießen

Near Giessen in Lich is the cinema Traumstern. There are several showings each day.

Address:   Traumstern
                   Gießener Str. 15
                   35423 Lich
                   +49 6404 3810


Giessen has two big theaters both belonging to the Stadttheater, the Großes Haus and the taT-studiobühne (theater am Theater).

Address:   Stadttheater Gießen
                   Südanlage 1
                   35390 Gießen
                   +49 641 79570

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There are several operas, operettas, musicals, spectacles, concerts and kids theater each year. The Kleine Bühne Giessen (small stage) is mostly used by the kids theater Tinko, the Tinko Business Theater and the English Kellertheatre.

All students of the JLU have free entrance to all performances of the Großes Haus and the taT-studiobühne. Only special events aren't included in this offer. The theater ticket is included in the tuition fees each semester. It exists since summer term 2014.
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