With the METRO Kinokulturhaus the Film Archive Austria has created a new venue for the promotion of film culture right in the heart of Vienna. The large Historic Theater, built in the 19th century, provides the perfect setting for a contemporary presentation of film history from its pioneering days to the present: a venue not only for big retrospectives and premieres, but also smaller events, such as tributes and specials exploring various aspects of Austrian film production.
The new studio theater is named after the legendary Austrian-born film producer Eric Pleskow, who was present at its gala opening on October 18th, 2015. It is the first theater in Austria that bears the name of a famous Hollywood emigré. The new exhibition spaces at the Kinokulturhaus extend over three floors and host shows that are thematically related to current retrospectives and film programs.
Located in Vienna’s inner city, these are the first permanent exhibition spaces in Austria exclusively devoted to cinema. The combination of movie theaters and exhibition spaces in one house moreover opens up .
All floors can be reached by elevator. The Historical Theater and the Eric-Pleskow Theater have one wheelchair seat each.