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Film Festival 2020 #soWIENie

Each summer for the past three decades, the City of Vienna has offered appealing cultural attractions free of charge at Vienna’s Rathausplatz. For a whole 65 days, the Film Festival offers a unique combination of major music productions and top-quality catering under the open sky.

In 2020, the popular public event kicks off with an innovative concept. Visitors can look forward to a reinterpreted Film Festival that complies with all the measures designed to protect people’s health while also ensuring laid-back cultural and culinary enjoyment.

A superb musical programme set against an impressive backdrop, combined with the lightness and ease of summer, is guaranteed to make for a Film Festival experience at Rathausplatz “like never before” (= #soWIENie).

Information on the 2020 Film Festival


The open-air cinema area has a total of 164 boxes for 2 or 4 people. For all those who simply can’t miss out on their favourite film, the best option is to reserve a free box online, because access to the cinema area is only possible with a valid ticket. Remaining tickets are available at the information desk on site.

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“Small but mighty” is this year’s culinary motto by renowned caterer DO & CO, which promises to take guests on a journey of delightful discovery with their international cuisine. The cordoned-off dining area is open from 11 a.m. to midnight and provides space for 500 guests. Please register online prior to your first visit at Carmen’s Corner. You will immediately receive your personal QR-Code via e-mail which allows you fast entry to the dining area until the end of Film Festival 2020.

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Opening hours

4 July to 6 September 2020

Open-air cinema:
Films begin after nightfall
Admission: 2 hours before the film starts – only with a valid reservation!

Mon to Thu: 5 p.m. to midnight
Fri to Sun: 11 a.m. to midnight

How to get here

Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna

Using the Wiener Linien:

* U2 Rathaus station
* Tram lines 1, D and 71
(Rathausplatz/Burgtheater stop)
* Tram line 2
(Stadiongasse/Parlament stop)


Webcam on the Burgtheater with a view of Vienna City Hall