Kinemathek Karlruhe

The Kinemathek Karlsruhe e.V. (founded in 1974) presents over 100 years of film history up to the present under a variety of aspects – preferably in subtitled original versions and accompanied by detailed publications as well as regular introductions.

In the foyer of the Kinemathek Karlsruhe, where cinema painters used to apply large-scale paintings to advertise the cinema hits of the time, the PhonoLuxMaschine has been located since 2020. Two projectors are synchronized by means of a projection mapping. This allows various light effects to be generated, which also shine through the glass façade of the Kinemathek onto the forecourt in the arcade courtyard.

The PhonoLuxMaschine was supported by the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe 2020 project support program for media art


Kinemathek Karlsruhe
Kaiserpassage 6
76133 Karlsruhe

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21. Silent film festival Karlsruhe

07. February 2024 — 10. February 2024

The Kinemathek and Co. show a wide range of outstanding silent films.

30 years of PRIDE PICTURES queer film festival

21. October 2023 — 29. October 2023

To celebrate the festival’s anniversary, 15 international feature films, documentaries and 3 short film programs will be presented.

10 years of dokka

17. May 2023 — 28. May 2023

The Karlsruhe Documentary Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and is once again presenting diverse documentaries and audio documentaries.

THIRST – PhonoLuxMaschine

14. April 2023 — 31. May 2023

The exhibition will feature the video installation by artist Justin Koch, and will be presented alongside screenings of a series of films on the topic of water.

Film meets art

14. January 2023

As part of the exhibition Drawing Rooms: Marcel van Eeden | Karl Hubbuch, the Städtische Galerie and the Kinemathek Karlsruhe will show films selected by the artist with a short introduction to his artistic work.