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English Cinemas Vienna – the 4 most popular locations

Vienna is renowned not only for its magnificent architecture, cultural treasures, and exquisite cuisine but also for its diverse cinema landscape and international flair. For those who enjoy watching movies in English, Vienna offers a selection of cinemas that cater to this experience. In this blog post, we will introduce you to the most popular English cinemas in Vienna.

English Cinemas Vienna: Top 4

#1: The Haydn English Cinema Vienna

The Haydn English Cinema Vienna

©„Haydn-Lichtspiele“ Otto Honig GmbH & Co KG

One of the most popular English cinemas in Vienna is The Haydn English Cinema. Located right on Mariahilfer Street, this English cinema offers a wide range of films, from blockbusters to independent productions, all in English. The cozy atmosphere of the cinema contributes to making the experience truly special. Special events such as sing-alongs and popular film series like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings are regularly offered. Accessibility is ensured in Cinema A and D thanks to a stairlift installed in 2019; telephone reservations are requested.

Where: Mariahilfer Straße 57, 1060 Vienna

Arrival: U3 – Neubaugasse, Bus 13A and 14A

#2: Artis International

Artis English Cinema Vienna from outside

©CINEPLEXX Kinobetriebe Gesellschaft m.b.H.

In the heart of Vienna, in the 1st district, you’ll find the Artis International. This modern Cineplexx cinema not only screens current Hollywood hits in English but also selected international films. The comfortable seats and high-quality projection technology make this English Cinema in Vienna a popular destination for anyone wanting to experience movies in their original language.

Where: Schultergasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Arrival: U1/U3 – Stephansplatz, Bus 1A, 2A and 3A – Hoher Markt (not available on sundays and bank holidays)

#3: Votiv Kino

eingang von einem Englisch Kino Wien

©Hertha Hurnaus

Both the Votiv Kino and the Kino de France are in close proximity to the University of Vienna, making them popular meeting spots for students and/or cinema enthusiasts. Visitors experience not only a wide selection of international films but also a charming and historic atmosphere. Special screenings such as double features, baby cinema, and film breakfasts are being offered frequently. During Sleazy Sunday, particularly crazy, offbeat, and guilty pleasure films are shown, diverting viewers from the beaten path of mainstream cinema.

Votiv Kino

Where: Währinger Straße 12, 1090 Vienna

Arrival: U2 – Schottentor, Linie 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 – Schwarzspanierstraße

Kino de France

Where: Heßgasse 7/Ecke Schottenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Arrival: U2 – Schottentor, Linie D, 1, 40, 41, 42, 71 – Schottentor, Bus 1A, 40A – Schottentor

#4: Apollo – Das Kino

frontal ansicht eines der englische kinos wien

©CINEPLEXX Kinobetriebe Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Apollo – The English Cinema Vienna in the 6th district is another top destination for English-language films. Just look for the abbreviation “OV” (Original Version) and experience the most popular movies, even in IMAX or 3D! With its diverse program ranging from mainstream hits to indie gems, this Cineplexx cinema attracts film fans from various parts of the city. The modern facilities and selection of snacks contribute to making the cinema visit here a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Where: Gumpendorfer Straße 63, 1060 Vienna

Arrival: U3 – Neubaugasse, Bus 13A,14A – Haus des Meeres

English Cinemas Vienna: Festivals and Movies in OV

Vienna is not only a place for regular cinema screenings, but also hosts various film festivals and events where English-language films take center stage. These events provide an opportunity to discover high-quality productions that may not be found in mainstream cinemas.

Additionally to the Top 4 English Cinemas Vienna, even in regular cinemas, the most popular films are now offered in OV (Original Version).

When booking, simply pay attention and look for the addition behind the desired screening – and you’ll see the film in its original version, right in your favorite cinema. Sometimes, there’s also the addition of OmU – Original with Subtitles.

Escape Rooms Vienna: Be the Protagonist

Those who prefer to be part of an adventure themselves, rather than just experiencing it on the screen, should take on an Escape Room Vienna adventure! Do you enjoy thrilling movies where the dark deeds of powerful people are uncovered? Then break into the office of a corrupt politician and find out what secrets lie hidden there.

If you’re a fan of Murder Mystery, sneak into “Crime Scene: Back Alley” and find out everything about the mysterious murder.

Are you in the mood for horror and fake blood? Then create an antidote for a dangerous virus in our room “Patient: Zero”. In all cases, time is of the essence!

If you want to embark on a truly special adventure, find your way into the underground of Vienna in “Going Underground” to find out what the striking results of seismic measurements are about. The resolution will surely surprise you!

You didn’t want to go to the cinema because the weather is pleasant, but you don’t want to miss out on puzzles, fun and excitement? Then embark on the outdoor adventure “Opus Arcani – The Hunt for the Seals” and search for the lost seals of the secret society Opus Arcani. Will you find out what the order is all about and solve the puzzles in the historic city center of Vienna?
No matter which adventure you choose, one thing is for sure: You will be entertained!

Games for Groups of Adults: 5 unique games

You are looking for games for groups of adults, maybe for a party or a team building event? We’ve got five unique game ideas for you!

The best 5 Games for Groups of Adults

The fact, that adults enjoy group games just as much as children is often overlooked. In search of exciting games for groups of adults, you often discover a lot more options for children birthday parties than for adults. We want to change that! In this article, we will introduce you to five unique group games for which you will need little to no materials – only a few keen players.

Games for Groups of Adults #1: Building Monuments

From 6 players – the more players participate, the bigger your imagination can go.

Building Monuments” is a game for groups of adults that requires a high amount of imagination, creativity and flexibility.

The rules are simple: In every round one player is appointed the architect, who must choose a famous monument and recreate it with the help of the other players. For the reconstruction, they choose a few volunteers – depending on how big the project is. The chosen volunteers will be the building material and the architect will mold them into the monument. The catch is, that all of this must be done without words, because the remaining players must guess which monument was built. Whoever makes the right guess gets one point.

A new architect is chosen in every round, so the game can have as many rounds as you like. The player with the most points wins the game.

Games for Groups of Adults #2: Count to 20

Games for Groups of Adults Count to 20

3-20 players (with more players, you’ll need more patience 😉)

Counting to twenty isn’t a big challenge for an adult, but doing it as a group, one at a time without prior agreement? We cannot guarantee that you’ll want to play a second round of “Count to 20”.

How it works: First of all, you’ll need to gather a lot of players, preferably with a lot of patience. After gathering the group, every player silently spreads out in the room, it doesn’t matter if they’re sitting, standing, or even walking around slowly. Now a player begins the game with saying “One” loud and clear. Now another player must continue the count, without looking at the others and without strategic planning. The round ends when you reached number 20. If two players interrupt each other, the count must start from the beginning.

How many tries does it take you to reach 20 and how many rounds until your patience snaps?

Games for Groups of Adults #3: Murder in the quarter

Outline of a body

From 3 players – the more players participate, the better your detective work must be.

The group game “Murder in the quarter” demands great detectives and creative minds. For each round, you’ll chose one detective from the group. That player leaves the room for a few minutes, while the others decide who is going to be the murderer the detective must expose later. Additionally, everyone thinks of a creative and detailed alibi.

As soon as everybody is ready, the detective comes back into the room and starts questioning the suspects. After hearing every alibi, the detective must leave the room again for about a minute. When they return, all the suspects tell their alibi again, with one difference: the murderer will change one small detail in their story. The detective needs a good memory to identify the lie and therefore the murderer. If the detective is successful, they win. If the lie isn’t detected, the murderer wins.

If you think the game might be boring with only one detective, you can chose two. It will be much harder to outsmart two detectives. 😉

Games for Groups of Adults #4: Paper Airplane Flying Contest

Paper Planes

You can also play this game alone, but it is way more fun with at least two players. But keep in mind: the more players participate, the better your paper airplane must be!

Who still knows how to fold a paper airplane? It is not a skill you need to practice every day, so most people forget it very quickly. But that is exactly why this game is so much fun and a perfect activity for adults! No one really remembers the instructions.

The rules are simple: everyone starts folding a paper airplane – you can either set a time limit or let everyone work on their paper airplane as long as they need to. We recommend using different colored paper, it makes it easier to distinguish the airplanes from one another. As soon as all the airplanes are ready, you start with the fun part: let them fly as far as you can! The winner is the player, whose paper airplane travelled the farthest.

The paper airplane flying contest is also a great game for team building events. Put your knowledge about paper airplane folding to a test in small groups. You can also fold more than one airplane, test them, and then combine the gained knowledge into one high-flyer 😉 The optimized airplane is then going to compete in the main contest.

Games for Groups of Adults #5: Crime Runners

Speaking of team building – Escape Rooms are also great games for groups of adults and a perfect fit for team events.

In the Escape Rooms at Crime Runners, you work together in a team of up to six players and solve tricky riddles, which will test your limits from time to time, but ultimately bring you together as a team.  With interactive elements, impressive special effects and surprising twists, you will experience a team building event to remember!

Who takes the lead, who notices the little details and who stays on top of things? Find out now and book your Escape Game at Crime Runners.

So many ideas – what’s next?

You can’t get enough of games for groups of adults? Try them all out! You can also get creative and make up your own games and rules. Get together and enjoy a fun game night or an eventful team building.

Ready, steady, play!

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