End of June, the Viennese “Film Festival” will take place for the 29th time at Vienna’s Rathausplatz. On a giant screen and the latest technical sound equipment, high-profile music, opera and dance films will be shown to visitors free of charge.
Focus on “150 Years of the Opera House on the Ring”
From June 29th to September 1rd 2019, the yearly more than 900.000 visitors, locals and abroad can enjoy top productions from classical music, opera, jazz and pop on a 300 m² screen at free admission every year. A top-class program was also put together this year: The jubilee of the Vienna State Opera will be celebrated with the time-delayed live broadcast of the opera “Aida” on June 29th or the equally time-delayed live broadcast of the opera “Otello”. For Jazz & Pop lovers there are Sheryl Crow, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton or Sting to choose from and for friends of the musical “Kiss Me Kate” or “The Man of La Mancha”. Specially for children from 06 to 14 years, every Friday from 05:00 pm in the Rathauspark opera films and music productions for children are shown on a special LED screen, among others “Peter and the Wolf” or the Muskfilm “Fantasia”.
In addition to the approximately 5,000 seats, around 300 barrier-free seats for hearing impaired visitors are again available this year. These places are equipped with an induction loop through which the audio signals are transmitted. Wheelchairs can be hired free of charge and every year a lot is done to make the festival as accessible as possible. In addition to the Evening Film Screenings, a Jazz Brunch will be held every Sunday from 12:00 noon to 02:30 pm.
From national specialties to international delicacies – around 26 top restaurateurs under the leadership of Do & Co invites the hungry festival visitors from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for a varied, culinary expedition. For all dishes – which are freshly prepared on the spot – attention is paid to the regionality and the organic cultivation of the ingredients.
Location & Programm
- Where: June 29th to September 01rd 2019
- Where: Wiener Rathausplatz
- Info: Film Festival Rathausplatz
From the Hotel Zipser it´s just a short distance to the Rathausplatz. In just a few minutes walking distance you are on the spot to experience & enjoy the film festival.
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