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Cinemas can add films, to be shown in English, with or without subtitles. Please provide a permanent link to your website, with a list of films to be shown in English - to be included on this page. PDF's can be linked, but the path should never change. RSS feeds can be added to this page. Cinemas are welcome to provide information to the groups below as well

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Grindel Closed March 2008

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Top of the FILM section Save Streits Cinema - English Language Films (Unofficial Page)

Top of the FILM section Streits Filmtheater (Streits Kino)

Streits Kino started showing films in English from 22nd May 2008: (German). Photo: © nicolls d.zine 21.12.2009




Hamburg 29.03.2011 | The famous STREITS cinema on Hamburg's Jungfernstieg is reportedly going to be closed, according to the "Hamburger Abendblatt" (Tuesday Edition). The movie theatre is due to close on 31st March 2013. According to the report the landlord, Streit's Grundstücksgesellschaft could not agree on an extension of the lease with the Australian ''Greater Union'' (CineStar-Group). The building will now be used for other purposes from 2013 onwards


Roughly translated link: or if that does not work try these roughly translated links: Google search then select ''translate link''

Streits Filmtheater
Jungfernstieg 38
20354 Hamburg
T: +49 (0) 40 / 34 32 69

Location. Trains, buses and ferries on Travel page

Top of the FILM section Kinofahrplan - Search for Original Language Films -
The website above also finds original versions in other languages, such as Russian and French
Top of the FILM section Search for Films in English -

As it has become a problem to keep up with the changes in the Hamburg cinema World, we have added this extra search option via Google to help combat the problem of closed cinemas, website changes, websites only in German and lack of films in English. This option is not an answer to the problems, but may help. The results will vary each time you use it, if used weekly. If you find this page, and you are elsewhere, click the links and change ''Hamburg'' to your German location - you may have some luck

Google search 1 this may find all cinemas showing films in the original language
Google search 2 possibly with translation links - search for OmU - Original with sub-titles
Top of the FILM section English Language Forums & Groups -
Hamburg Cinemas - click here - external
Cinema Discussion - click here - external
Top of the FILM section Grindelallee UFA Closed -

June 2008 | Possible last minute investment, from a cinema investor, may save Grindel even though it has been closed since March 2008. The cinema could become the first 3D cinema in Hamburg.

Die Welt | Abendblatt 01 | Abendblatt 02 | More | Google Translation - ''Save Grindel''

March 2008 - Grindel closed down - search below for alternatives. We'll leave the other infos here for a while to see if plans to save the cinema bear fruit - see below - ''Save Grindel'' above is also in English. The way we see it, is that there has been a real lack of good films for at least three years or more. It must be very difficult for a cinema to make a profit!
Nov 2006 - Grindel Kino might stop showing films in English !

Please read and sign if possible!! We need your signature. Thanks to Meghan for organising this and for passing this on.
Earlier: The English Cinema near the main train station closed down before Grindel took over.

1. NEW LINK: German "UFA-Grindel" Website Films in English with: OF / OV
2. In case of changes search for the cinema here - includes translation links
3. Private website about the Sneak Previews in Grindel UFA - German
4. Reviews, Trailers & Official Websites in English 5. Entertainment News
Address: Grindelberg (7 to 15 mins walk from Uni)
Tickets: 040-44 93 33. 24 hours: 040-45 03 59 73
21.03.2005 - The original Grindel links no longer lead to any info about films in English yet again, therefore we have removed them rather than try to keep up with the changes. There is an odd badly designed new website, which the translation tool from Google cannot cope with. Please click the German website and search for films with OV. We assume that the cinema has changed hands. We would appreciate any reports of any problems or dead links (click). Thank you and have a nice time
SNEAK PREVIEW UFA: Mondays 21:00. From 18 years old only - phone to confirm (info from 2003)
The new listings are usually available Thursday mornings from UFA on the website
Top of the FILM section Abaton -
1. German Website 2. Translated Website Further links and news below
3. In case of changes search for the cinema here - includes translation links
4. Reviews, Trailers & Official Websites in English 5. Entertainment News
Allendeplatz 3 - next to University, near TV tower
Tel. 040 41 320 330 Fax 040 41 320 310
1. Map of area. 2. Trains / Buses in English - see flag
Abaton cinema has a special programme which is difficult to represent on this website. Some films are only on once, on one day. We suggest you visit the website, For a review of each film on the Abaton website please select link number 2 above, or if you understand German, each film is reviewed on the Abaton website - link number 1. Link number 4 is not the Abaton site and has film reviews
When on the Abaton site, you will find the films and times in the left-hand column, in the form of grey buttons (2004). Each button has the time the film will be shown written on it. Scroll down for further times and buttons
Top of the FILM section Guide to the above links
The cinemas above show films in English. Many films shown in Germany have been dubbed into German, which is acceptable in Germany - unlike the UK, for example
The websites above are not available in English, therefore we have put them through a translation tool, if technically possible. Only rough translations are possible and as such we suggest you open the German and the translated versions. Oddly enough the reviews of most of the films, which are shown in English are written in German so we have supplied links to other websites with reviews in English
Further tips can be found on this page
Top of the FILM section Film & Movie News updated 2005
Does pirating increase takings? Many reports say yes... Could the music and film industry use piracy methods to increase sales, instead of spending millions on tackling it - could they steer it, instead of banning it? What do you think? Many unknown songs have gained popularity through piracy and songs which have been impossible to get, such as the original long versions of disco and club hits, have enjoyed the light of day again, after being left to gather dust by blinkered music company policy which is much worse in Germany. HEP
Hollywood reports record takings - BBC
Los Angeles police have made the first arrests under a law targeting pirates who use camcorders in cinemas - BBC Archive
BBC Talking Movies Reviews
BBC Films More Reviews
Movie Clichés Translation Page
British Films Upcoming Films
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Top of the FILM section Tips for German Cinemas

If you book in advance, you have to collect your tickets 30 minutes before the film starts, or else they will be sold. At busy times the queues are very long and the 30 minute rule starts from when you eventually get to the ticket counter and not when you arrive in the building. Queueing for popcorn etc can take a long time. All in all, it pays to get there 45 minutes in advance, with or without pre-booked tickets. If you do not have tickets and the film is fully booked 45 minutes beforehand, try queueing again 30 minutes before the film starts, as many reserved tickets could be available again. This is not always possible

The German words and abbreviations for "English version" to look for on websites and in newspapers are: 1. Originalfassung (OF) 2. In der Englischen Fassung 3. engl. OmU = original English version with for example German subtitles. Take care, sometimes the films are in French, Swedish and Italian etc - look for "engl." on the Abaton website for example. 4. OmeU = English subtitles and the soundtrack is in a variety of other languages

Films in English are sometimes shown for a duration of one week only at UFA. Occasionally longer. It is not unknown for a film to be on for one week and then again 2 weeks later, but that is more the exception than the rule

Some people ignore the fact that seat numbers are printed on the tickets, which often causes a lot of disturbance when late-comers arrive and want to sit on those seats. We also recommend taking a small torch/flashlight with you in case the lights are turned down. The adverts are generally 20 minutes long at the beginning, which can increase or decrease, depending on the popularity of the film - The German version of Lord of the Rings had 40 mins of ads & trailers, plus a break in the middle!

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We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information, which is gathered from external sources. We do not take responsibility for any links whatsoever or the information therein.

Details about films in English on the UFA and Abaton websites (links above), are written in German. UFA closed the English cinema a few years ago. All extra links above were researched by Hamburg English Pages and are not supplied by UFA or Abaton. We distance ourselves, as written on our contact page, from all content on any other websites and maintain absolutely no responsibility for them. We have no contact or partnership with UFA or Abaton and cannot answer questions concerning UFA or Abaton.

12th September 2002: There is a shop for English videos in Hamburg, but sadly they do not want to be on this website, even free of charge. As such, we hope you appreciate that we cannot answer any more questions about the location and the videos.
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