"Das Unsichtbare Kino 3" © Bruno Klomfar

The Invisible Cinema

Since 1965, the Film Museum's retrospective programs have taken place at the Museum's own screening venue, located in the Albertina building behind Vienna's State Opera. In the fall of 1989, on the occasion of institution's 25th anniversary, the Film Museum inaugurated its "Invisible Cinema." Based on a concept by Peter Kubelka that was first realized in New York at the Anthology Film Archives in 1970, the Invisible Cinema, with its all black design, serves as a "viewing and listening machine," permitting viewers to focus their concentration with utmost intensity on the film being shown.

 

Following a period of extensive renovation and expansion at the hands of architects Friedrich Mascher and Erich Steinmayr as well as technical upgrades to the projection and sound system, the cinema re-opened as "Das Unsichtbare Kino 3" ("The Invisible Cinema 3") in 2003.

 

>>> Further information on the Invisible Cinema's technical setup (in German only)