Going to See a Movie in English
Living in Stuttgart doesn’t have to mean missing out on the best new blockbuster films! There are a variety of places where you can enjoy that delightful movie-going experience.
1. Corso Cinema International
This two-room cinema in Vaihingen is a community experience. There’s open seating, making it great for meeting a group. Corso Cinema specializes in offering films in their original language without dubbing, sometimes with subtitles in English or German. Tickets can be reserved online in advance, but must be paid at the door in Euro. View the current week’s schedule and make your reservations here.
2. Various movie theaters, about once a week
Normal movie theaters in Stuttgart also sometimes offer movies in English. For example, Cinemaxx Stuttgart SI-Centrum and EM Filmtheater are pretty reliable in offering something in English once a week. You can use this site to see this week’s schedule for all Stuttgart cinemas. Look for “OV” for original version or “OmU” for original version with subtitles. As long as the original language is English, you’re good to go! Most of these theaters offer online booking with a seat reservation, so be sure you plan in advance if you’d like to sit with people you know. You can still buy tickets at the door, but your seating options may be limited.
3. Patch Movie Theater
Patch Barracks has its own movie theater. Movies are generally screened Thursday to Sunday, with an occasional additional screening on holidays. Tickets are available in US dollars at the theater, which opens one hour before the first screening each day. You can see the schedule for the upcoming month here.
A Note on Popcorn
Most Germans will tell you: one of the most stereotypical complaints of Americans in Germany is about popcorn. Germans prefer their popcorn lightly sweetened (süss) rather than salty (salzig). Many an American has had an indignantly surprised or disappointed reaction to this unexpected flavor! Some cinemas offer both options, or even more creative versions, but be sure to check before you buy.