Stadtkino Basel is one of the most significant art-house cinemas in Switzerland, and a center for Basel’s vibrant and stimulating film culture. Each season it presents as many as three hundred different films. The programming highlights central figures of film history via extensive retrospectives and tributes, as well as works by contemporary filmmakers and themed series. The films are shown in their original languages and always in the best available print.
Stadtkino also regularly presents special events such as lectures, festivals, and musically accompanied screenings. Significant Swiss and international figures are frequently invited to attend and participate in Q&A sessions, giving audiences the opportunity to interact directly with some of the most interesting directors, cinematographers, and actors working today.