LantarenVenster Rotterdam

Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam


Cultural cinema in Rotterdam

LantarenVenster is a small art cinema and theatre at Wilhelminapier in the south of Rotterdam close to Hotel New York and the New Luxor Theatre. The movie theatre contains five small screens, where non-commercial films from the alternative circuit can be watched. Furthermore, LantarenVenster has an intimate theatre with a focus on Jazz music, which makes this theater a hotspot during the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam.

Movie Agenda LantarenVenster Rotterdam

LantarenVenster's programme includes new releases of art movies, mainly European and Asian. All movies are carefully selected and give insight in new worlds. There are expirimental movies, movies with new talents and amateur movies. In addition to the new releases you can watch film classics and documentaries at LantarenVenster. One thing is for sure: you won't find any Hollywood blockbusters here! That is why LantarenVenster is the epicentre of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Children's films at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam

LantarenVenster shows a special and inspiring programme for kids, that usually doesn't include the Disney movies that you could watch in any other cinema in Rotterdam. These family movies are shown on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, even daily during school holidays. Every monday evening you can enjoy a sneak preview in LantarenVenster and watch a movie that hasn't been released yet.

Cinema Café/restaurant LantarenVenster

Before or after the movie, LantarenVenster offers the opportunity to have a drink or a bite at their restaurant. On warm days you can sit outside at the terrace along the river. Every last Sunday a special movie and breakfast package deal is available as well.

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Freddy Dieters

" This is a great hotel in a great town. Rotterdam is up-and-coming modern and still has the old feel. The New York hotel is the place where all the people from Europe used to come to sign their papers to go to Ellis Island , America bound!"

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Susie CK

" Fabulous, clean, accessible movie theatre, restaurant and coffee shop with great outdoor seating area, views over the Maas towards Fenix Food Factory. Lovely ambience and the best staff I've ever met at an entertainment venue. Would definitely recommend a visit if you're ever in Rotterdam."

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Graham van der Wielen

" Plenty of movie theatres in Rotterdam but this is one of my favourite (the others are Kino, Cinerama and Criterion). You will generally find the more offbeat movies here, not blockbusters but more arthouse. Albeit it LantarenVenster also services as a venue for concerts and also service food/drink. The chairs in the theatre are quite comfortable."

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Simone Christoffelsz

" Much more than just a movie theatre. Beautifully located with a good bar and cafe, all entertainment experiences are enhanced by the care for their patrons. Every visit is memorable."

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Wouter van Leeuwen

" Great movie theater! Movie selection is generally really good and the atmosphere there is great. You can enjoy good food and nice drinks. Recommend it to anyone who likes anything that isn't a blockbuster/mainstream movie."

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