Open-Air Movie Theaters in Zurich

Watching movies outside in the open air is something of a tradition in Zurich.

Already back in 1932 there was a movie theater in Zurich (the Roxy, now the Metropol) whose roof could be opened in fine weather. And even though the Roxy with its sliding roof no longer exists in this form, this does not mean that Zurich and its inhabitants have to dispense with enjoying a movie outdoors under the stars.

These days, now and again movies are shown on large screens on many of the city’s squares in the hot months of the year. In addition, there are a number of open-air movie theaters that are frequented all summer long – on the lakeshore, by the river, or on a gravel area in the entertainment district. The program features anything from Hollywood blockbusters to black & white classics, to independent films from all over the world.

June 26 – July 11, in the National Museum Courtyard


The movie theater in the courtyard of the National Museum in central Zurich guarantees unforgettable cinematic evenings against a beautiful backdrop.
July 10 – 28, by the River


After darkness falls, the Unterer Letten open-air bathing facility is transformed into one of the most beautiful open-air movie theaters in the city.
July 10 – 20, on the roof of a parking garage

Open-Air Movie Theater Baden

High above the rooftops of Baden, movie lovers are that little bit closer to the stars.
Allianz Cinema Zürich
July 18 – August 18, on Lake Zurich

Allianz Cinema

This large, professionally-run lakeside movie theater can also look back on a long tradition. It mostly screens Hollywood blockbusters.

Multifaceted Zurich

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