Lichtburg Essen

The Lichtburg is the jewel in the crown of German cinema culture and tradition. For 90 years it has impressed with its grandiose architecture, incomparable atmosphere and special film selection. Opened in 1928, the Lichtburg looks back on an eventful history. In 2002, the entire building was completely renovated and has shone in new splendour since March 2003. Today, the cinema has 1,250 seats, a screen of around 150 square metres, the latest image and sound technology and a large theatre stage.
Adresse Spielstätte
Lichtburg Essen
Kettwiger Str. 36

The Lichtburg can be reached on foot from Essen main station (exit City / Kettwiger Straße) in 10 minutes.

Mit dem PKW

A 40: Essen Zentrum exit. Please use one of the multi-storey car parks near the main station. The Lichtburg can be reached on foot from the main station (exit City / Kettwiger Straße) in 10 minutes.

Informationen zur Barrierefreiheit
The Lichtburg has been awarded the “Signet Barrierefrei” (barrier-free signet) by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Selbsthilfe Behinderter in Essen e.V. The Lichtburg is equipped with the appropriate facilities for the special needs of people with walking disabilities: there are four seats for wheelchair users on the balcony of the large auditorium, and the auditorium itself can be reached by lift.
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