Old Vienna cinemas still attract the crowds


Some of these cinemas – including one of the oldest in the world, the Breitenseer Lichtspiele - have been rolling back the years and drawing in a large number of visitors recently.

People who are visiting Vienna during guided river cruises and other holidaymakers free tours of the cinema’s projection room, a piano player performing alongside silent films and knitting evenings – where people can knit whilst watching a film - as part of the price of the ticket to see the film.

Oswald Bacovsky from the leisure and culture section of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce says that old cinemas like the Admiral, the BSL and the Bellaria are doing better than expected.

Bacovsky adds, “Ten years ago they were all expected to disappear soon.”

“Today nobody talks about the death of cinemas anymore.”

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