The unique atmosphere of the open-air cinema between the Ringstrasse and City Hall was enjoyed by more than 665,000 visitors from Austria and all over the world. Although the weather played tricks on us this year, we almost achieved the same number of visitors as last year. This was due to the far greater number of seats available at this year’s Film Festival following the purchase of new furniture in the dining area as well as the sun sails, which also protected the guest areas from the rain. All in all, this once again proved that investments in large events such as this are absolutely worthwhile and financially viable. Despite the changeable weather, more guests found somewhere to sit and enjoy the culture and dining experiences.