The big sign of the Lichtburg, © Jule Körber


Great cinema for soph­ist­ic­ated mu­sic

The red car­pet reg­u­larly rolls out the film glam­our straight onto the Kettwi­ger Straße. Premi­eres from James Bond to the Ger­man art house cinema, from Wender?s ?Pina Bausch? to Dresen?s ?Gun­der­mann? have been glam­or­ously cel­eb­rated here. Film fans usu­ally take their last drink at the Filmbar, which also has a mag­net­ic ef­fect on jazz fans: It is used as a ven­ue for the best jazz ses­sions in the Ruhr Area every Thursday from 9 pm. Es­sen?s Licht­burg with its 1,200 red vel­vet seats, how­ever, is not only con­sidered le­gendary as a premiere cinema, but also in­fam­ous for ex­traordin­ary con­certs in a mag­ni­fi­cent am­bi­ence. Some­times, both worlds even col­lide ? as was the case with Wim Wender?s mu­sic­al film ?Viel passiert?(=A lot is hap­pen­ing) about BAP, which was not only filmed here but also used to cel­eb­rate the premiere. Ex­traordin­ary con­certs were hos­ted here, among oth­ers by greats like Sig­ur Ros, Ex- Vel­vet Un­der­ground John Cale and Fury in the Slaughter­house. The deep film chairs let the guests en­joy the acous­tic con­certs to an ex­cep­tion­al high de­gree!

Fur­ther in­form­a­tion
Kettwi­ger Str. 36, 45127 Es­sen


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domicil Dortmund, © Joehawkins


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Arena Konzert, © Raimond Spekking

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