The Zeughauskino, located in the former Prussian Zeughaus (armoury) on Unter den Linden, is part of the German Historical Museum. The cinema presents retrospectives accompanying museum exhibitions as well as stand-alone film series.
As a non-commercial repertory cinema, Zeughauskino presents programs of a special kind that draw from the entire spectrum of film and offer new, often surprising perspectives on certain themes, careers, or historical events. The focus thereby lies on films, genres, and periods that are otherwise underrepresented and little known. The cinema screens rarities from archives all around the world in their original versions and formats. Discoveries from the realm of silent film are accompanied by live pianists or musical ensembles.
A separate entrance on the east side of the Zeughaus leads through a foyer into the theatre. The heritage-protected auditorium in the style of the 1960s offers ascending row seating with 164 chairs and two places for wheelchair users.
The cinema’s technical equipment allows the projection of 16 and 35mm copies in changeover mode. The ability to variably adjust frame rates guarantees the screening of silent films at the correct speed. A 4K DCP projector is available for the presentation of digital film copies.