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Old 01.07.2007, 19:49
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Kino, Cinema

Does any one know about any cinemas in Zurich?

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Old 01.07.2007, 20:09
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Re: Kino, Cinema

Can I also add to this question, what cinema's show movies in English, and how do you tell what language a particular screening is going to be in. If it is originally a German language film, then with English subtitles (which would probably be good for my painful efforts at learning the language )
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Re: Kino, Cinema

www.cineman.ch covers all cinemas in the country, I think.

Edf means English spoken with German (D) and French (F) subtitles. So you can guess what Df means

Pretty much ALL Zurich cinemas have the movie in the original language with one or two subtitles.
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Re: Kino, Cinema

if its an english film they usually just dub it, look for edf.

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Re: Kino, Cinema

http://www.kitag.com/

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Old 01.07.2007, 21:06
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Re: Kino, Cinema

ty, but kitag only goes till wednesday in the week, and cineman isnt very helpful, as my deitsch is not fantastic.


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Re: Kino, Cinema

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if its an english film they usually just dub it, look for edf.

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The Germans usually dub films. However, the Swiss typically show the film in its original language. For the language, simply look on the same line as the listing. If "E" is capitalized next to a small "d" and "f" the film is in English. Ov (or OV) typically means that it is in the original language when it is not English, French, German or Italian.
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Re: Kino, Cinema

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if its an english film they usually just dub it, look for edf.
That's not true at all.

"Edf" means English spoken, where capital indicates spoken language, lower case indicates sub titles.

If a movie is just "D" then it's German spoken with no subtitles. If it wasn't originally a German language film then it will of course have been dubbed.

Most movies are shown in original language, including English language movies. However, movies for children and some blockbuster shows will be the dubbed version. So always check if it's "D" or "Edf".

For the record, I have never ever seen "De", which would mean spoken German with English subtitles.
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Old 01.07.2007, 21:59
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Re: Kino, Cinema

and Odf means Original language with german and french subtitles for those who like artsey movies
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Re: Kino, Cinema

If you want an overview without too much text, look out for the posters with the movies currently playing. They have a red background, as opposed to the blue and green ones for theatre and concerts.

As regards the Wednesday deadline, that is typical because the new movies come out on Thursdays. To go beyond Wednesdays, go to www.nzz.ch - but this, too, only covers a week in total, just the starting date can be different from Wednesday.

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Old 01.07.2007, 22:27
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Re: Kino, Cinema

Cool, thanks for the info.

Though something I find amusing ironic is that now that I am in Europe I can no longer watch European films at the cinema, because they have no reason to include English subtitles here. Well, not until my German is a lot stronger than it is now. Hopefully when there are good ones they include English subtitles on the DVD.
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Old 01.07.2007, 22:36
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Most movies are shown in original language, including English language movies. However, movies for children and some blockbuster shows will be the dubbed version. So always check if it's "D" or "Edf".
With blockbusters you often have a choice, because some cinemas show the original version while others show the dubbed version. Sometimes family- or children-oriented movies are shown in German in the afternoon while the original version is shown in the evening. So check those listings carefully.
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ty, but kitag only goes till wednesday in the week, and cineman isnt very helpful, as my deitsch is not fantastic.


thanks James
a) it's movies not rocket science
b) you need to make a local "effort". If you were putting up a cinema site in an English-speaking country, would you bother with foreign languages?

Rejoice that E is your friend.
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Old 01.07.2007, 23:06
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a) it's movies not rocket science
Yep - and as someone else pointed out - there are posters everywhere listing the movies, all you have to do is go up to them and read them.

You can still use cineman if you can't speak German, once you find the movie you are interested, just go to another website to look up the reviews. You should manage to be able to find the times, address of the cinema, days of week no problem even on a German website.
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Re: Kino, Cinema

"but kitag only goes till wednesday in the week"

I just checked and you can book up to the 24,07,2007 a bit more than Wed.


"and cineman isnt very helpful, as my deitsch is not fantastic."


Thats how you learn German click on a few things and see what happens maybe you will remember next time.


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Re: Kino, Cinema

All true.

I know it's not in Zurich, but in Zug the Seehof 1 down near the lake has plenty of new releases in Edf,

Also there's an Open Air Kino in Zug which I have yet to find exactly where it will be, starting in July and showing something pretty much every other day all through July, August and into September.

However, the only Edf offering they have is Harry Bloody Potter and the Morass Of Irritating Child Actors, not one I'll be checking out personally. But I'll find the dates and info if anyone else is interested.
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Re: Kino, Cinema

fortunately, www.orangecinema.ch is available in English. Maybe good news - but will the weather be good enough?
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Re: Kino, Cinema

Are they as fussy about kids in cinemas as the guide book suggests? We're rather desperate to see a few films, but our monster hasn't got a babysitter (and she enjoys films, anyway).
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Re: Kino, Cinema

^ further to the above, Harry Potter and The Needlessly Long Title in Edf is on July 12th at Seepromenade in Zug, think it was 16 CHF for a ticket and more details are at www.open-air-kino.ch
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Re: Kino, Cinema

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fortunately, www.orangecinema.ch is available in English. Maybe good news - but will the weather be good enough?
Film festivals - like the one in Zurich - also show many foreign films with english subtitles. It's worth checking out.
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