Last Friday we have Brazilian couple enjoying rainy night inside Kinoautomat. Here are some impressions>
“The experience of watching a film in KINOAUTOMAT, the smallest cinema in Berlin (and probably in the entire world), was very interesting. However the space is sufficient, but I suppose that it would be also possible to “expand” the cinema into a “3 places room” if necessary… So, although this is the smallest cinema ever, it has a lot of space inside. The Kiosk is very comfortable for two.
I went there with my girlfriend, and we watched a Serbian-German-Hungarian co-production (2007) called The Trap (original title: Klopka). The movie was fair, but that is not important at all. The experience itself was so nice, that the quality of the movie was a minor question. During the session in the cozy Kiosk, some strangers passed by to watch what was happening and why KINOAUTOMAT sign (light box) was on. I can imagine they were thinking what we are doing our private cinema theatre. Some people came closer, maybe to see which was the screening movie or to understand what was all about. For me, who am a cinephile, and from that perspective, the whole experience is mainly about loving movies. Or more than that, it’s about loving watching movies in a theater! Of course, it has many other characteristics: about the question of the space, and all the urban aspects that KINOAUTOMAT can bring intervention in public space. But in my romantically cinephile point of view, I prefer to feel and think the KINOAUTOMAT experience as a new possibility for film exhibition, aggregating the full of street life atmosphere and the magic and charm of a micro-cinema.
I believe some movies could perfectly fit to the KINOAUTOMAT format: old classics in black and white, some thrillers and (why not?) horror movies. That would be cool.” (Pedro)
“My experience watching a movie in Kinoautomat was unique. To sit in a vintage kiosk situated in the middle of a cultural area in Berlin was by itself funny. To watch a movie in this smallest cinema in the world (just for 2) was something new and full of details for me. Being in this place made the movie going out of the screen and come to the street-life. It was almost like an open-air movie where you can see the sky behind the screen, but there you can see people, movement and nightlife. And this life comes to you many times – people approach to see what is happening inside the place. It’s somehow uncomfortable and funny the presence of the bystanders at the movie session. Uncomfortable because it’s something you’re not used to when you are in a cinema, so it’s something new, and funny because I can imagine a lot of questions people have in their mind when passing by: “What’s that? Why are they just two? Which movie is this? Can I watch it with them from outside?” (Sissi)