Reflecting its multicultural population, Luxembourg offers a very varied program in its theaters and cinemas. International or national productions, the programs are offered in different languages.
Going to the movies
Closed to the public at the height of the Covid-19 crisis , cinemas have since largely reopened. However, a number of measures are still in place:
- It is strongly recommended to reserve your seats in advance. These are fixed, even when you buy a ticket on the spot for an immediate session.
- the rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each session. Everyone is strongly encouraged to clean up after their visit to the cinema. Recycling garbage cans are available to spectators at the exit of the hall.
Luxembourg is well supplied with movie theaters. There are several rooms in Luxembourg-City or in the main cities of the country.
The rooms are very comfortable.
The cinema program is varied. The films offered by the various Luxembourg cinemas are generally available in the original version with subtitles in the country’s official languages (German, French and Luxembourgish). They can also be directly translated into German or French for large international productions, or depending on the target audience.
For movie buffs, don’t miss the following movie events:
- the Luxembourg City Film Festival in February/March,
- the City Open Air Cinema in summer in the Courtyard of the Grand Ducal Palace and in the Courtyard of the Capuchin Theatre, or in the Rotondes,
- the Italian Film Festival in Villerupt in autumn
- or the festivals produced by the foreign communities living in Luxembourg.
Theaters also offerbirthday parties for children . Ask for information in each theater.
Where to see a movie?
Want to go to the movies? Several movie theaters are available in Luxembourg.
Cinematheque de la Ville de Luxembourg
In this charming and traditional cinema (formerly Ciné Vox) on the Place du Théâtre in Luxembourg-centre, the programming is erudite, diversified, historical and generic. The program is available on the website. A specific weekend program allows you to discover or rediscover representative films from the history of cinema.
Retrospectives and special events of the 7th art are also regularly organized as conferences, round tables or festivals. The cinematheque is a partner of the Luxembourg City Film Festival.
The Cinematheque’s major annual event is the “Live Cinema” (silent film with symphony orchestra).
Kinepolis and Utopia cinema complex
Kinepolis is a large cinema complex with several comfortable theaters and big productions. It is located in Kirchberg, next to the Auchan shopping center (very convenient to park even on Sundays and holidays).
Utopia is a cinema located in Luxembourg Limpertsberg and is more oriented towards auteur films. You can park on the parking lot of the Glacis.
The Paris in Bettembourg
The cinema Le Paris in Bettembourg offers a 170-seat cinema. The program is diverse with international films for all audiences.
Cinema Scala in Diekirch
This cinema is located on the site of the former wood industry.
CinéStarlight in Dudelange
The CinéStarlight in Dudelange is a cinema managed by the Kinepolis.lu Group. International programs.
Cinemaacher in Grevenmacher
International programming for all ages
Cine Ermesinde in Mersch
Opened in 2014 on the premises of the Ermesinde High School in Mersch, this ultra-modern cinema with high comfort seats offers a program of international films.
Waasserhaus in Mondorf-les-Bains
The Waasserhaus is a small cinema (54 seats) located in the Thermal Park of Mondorf-les-Bains. International programming.
Cinekursaal in Rumelange
Even if the CineKursaal in Rumelange is the oldest cinema in Luxembourg, it offers today a great comfort following numerous renovations.
You will have 140 cm between the rows of seats to stretch your legs! No programming in August. International programming for all ages.
Going to the theater
In Luxembourg, you can attend national plays, written by local authors and performed by Luxembourg actors. You can also book for plays or operas with international troupes.
The offer is quite varied. However, you will need to sign up for the newsletters of the various theaters to have access to their programs.
Don’t hesitate to take out a subscription. This will allow you to reserve your seat quickly and easily, especially for large international productions. The opera houses are taken by storm.
National Theatre of Luxembourg – TNL
Born in 1996 in the framework of “Luxembourg – European City of Culture” in 1995, the Théâtre National de Luxembourg wants to be the showcase of Luxembourg theater. It is located in the district of Luxembourg-Merl.
The TNL is a national creation theater, and presents itself as a theater of languages and literature. It honors the 3 official languages of the Grand Duchy: French, German and Luxembourgish through a very modern program.
It also offers opera and contemporary musical creations, as well as dance performances.
Itsobjective is to promote Luxembourg culture internationally. Foreign artists are regularly invited to participate in its theatrical and operatic creations. National productions are also promoted abroad. He also leads international projects. Program for young audiences.
The Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Grand Théâtre and the Théâtre des Capucins present high quality theater productions or shows in collaboration with their international partners. The program is varied.
Built in the early 1960s, the Grand Théâtre is located in the Limpertsberg district of Luxembourg. The Grand Théâtre offers and co-produces opera, musical theater, classical and contemporary dance shows. It has also hosted two Eurovision Song Contests in 1973 and 1984. The large hall can accommodate up to 950 people. The studio can accommodate between 100 and 400 people.
Parking Robert Schuman with direct access to the theater.
Located on Rue du Théâtre, the Théâtre des Capucins is housed in the former convent of the Capuchin monks, in the heart of downtown Luxembourg. In 1867, the Capuchin Convent was acquired by the municipality, which used the Convent Church as a municipal theater until 1964. Renovated, it was inaugurated in its current configuration in 1985 and offers an Italian-style hall with more than 260 seats.
The program is national and European, with a program rather oriented on dramatic theater.
Theinner courtyard of the Théâtre des Capucins hosts the City Open Airt Cinema with Orangeduring the summer.
Municipal Theater of Esch-sur-Alzette
The municipal theater of the city ofEsch-sur-Alzette built in 1962 offers 2 performance rooms. It offers a dense and varied program of performances, balanced between French and German.
With a first room of more than 500 seats and a second more intimate room of 100 seats, the theater offers a wide range of theatrical and musical. Jazz concerts, dance performances or operas, café-theater, or literary evenings are presented there.
You can book your tickets at the theater box office, at the music conservatory or at the City Tourist Office.
An art gallery on the second floor of the theater offers exhibitions and is intended to be a real meeting place.
In addition to the Rotondes, the famous Cultural Center that offers many shows, other smaller theaters offer great opportunities for outings.
Théâtre des Casemates
Located in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, this The theater was created in 1964 under the name “Centre Grand-Ducal d’Art Dramatique”. Its founder Tun Deutsch (1932-1977) wanted to attract a completely new audience by offering avant-garde theater.
In order to appeal to the youth of Luxembourg, Tun Deutsch has organized a summer festival called “Kasematten”. After the death of its founder in 1977, the Kasemattentheater continued its work under the impulse of talented Luxembourg directors. The Théâtre des Casemates offers plays in German. It retains the modern and innovative spirit of its founder.
The Théâtre du Centaure was created in 1973 by Philippe Noesen, a graduate of the Comédie Française.
Located since 1985 in the Grand-Rue, it offers an eclectic and ambitious program in a beautiful vaulted cellar “am Dierfgen”. The theater offers its own theatrical creations, even operas, in a contemporary style and representative of the national artistic creation, but also more classical pieces. His productions have toured in neighboring countries and have even won awards at festivals such as the Festival Off d’Avignon in France. Its performances are offered in the 3 languages of the country, French, Luxembourgish and German. In this A 50-seat theater, the intimate character offers a great proximity with the actors. Small frame, but big effects!
Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg – TOL
Small theater created in 1972 by actors passionate about their work. Without a specific place for rehearsal or performance, the actors presented their creations throughout Luxembourg. The TOL finally moved into a former liquor store in the Luxembourg-Bonnevoie in 1985. Two small halls of fifty and sixty-five seats offer an intimate setting for the performances, like a pocket theater.
TheThéâtre Ouvert de Luxembourg offers a theater of creation with 4 creations per season. The program is essentially in French and offers theater, café-theater, cabaret, one-man shows and musicals. The local comedians tackle societal themes to take the audience into a reflection on contemporary society. A bar located on the first floor allows you to finish the evening in the company of the actors.
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