The age ratings for our films are set by the Swiss Film Commission for the protection of young people. You can view a detailed explanation of the age ratings here.
Minimum ages for screenings
Children less than two years younger than the minimum age specified for a screening may attend if they are accompanied by an adult.
Minimum age and accompanying adults
Visitors at our film screenings must be at least 4 years old. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Under-18s may not attend films rated 18, even if they are accompanied by an adult.
Allianz Cinema is located right in the historic Münsterplatz. Unfortunately there isn’t any parking around Münsterplatz. It’s best to walk or cycle here. It’s also easy to get here by public transport. You can find all your travel information here.
Please check our age ratings. We’re happy to make an exception for babies, but we ask our visitors to be responsible – please ensure that your little one does not disrupt the screening.
Great cinema is accessible to all. Allianz Cinema has a disabled toilet and wheelchair spaces. Book tickets for your preferred film night in advance and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the film, location and date you’ve booked tickets for, as well as the number of accompanying persons and (if necessary) required wheelchair spaces.
Audio description & subtitles
The programme includes a list of films with audio descriptions and/or subtitles that can be accessed via the GRETA app.
Seats in the catering area cannot be reserved.
Picnics & food from home
Film-goers may not picnic or bring their own food or drinks. Our catering partners thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy our truly cinematic experience for your taste buds.
Vegan & vegetarian options
There are tasty culinary treats in store for everyone – including vegans and vegetarians, who have plenty of great options.
You won’t find popcorn here. Why? Because our cinema is outdoors and popcorn scattered on the ground attracts birds and other non-paying creatures.
Click here to see an overview of our catering options.
Restaurant «Zum Isaak»
If you’ve reserved a seat here, you can simply remain seated once you’ve finished your meal and enjoy the evening’s film from the comfort of your table.
In principle, dogs are welcome at cinema premises. However, we ask visitors to be responsible. Please ensure your furry friend does not disrupt the screening.
A cinema right on the medieval Münsterplatz, central yet hidden, surrounded by beautiful buildings.
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Save the Date
The next open air cinema season in Basel is from 2nd to 25 August 2024.
Our box office, guest zone and catering area open at 7 pm.
Films start after sunset. Please check the programme for exact screening times.
If you have a valid ticket, you are guaranteed a seat. However, the seats aren’t numbered, so it is worth arriving early.
Allianz provides reserved signs at the entrance so you can save your favourite seat once doors open at 7 pm.
Original and unadulterated
We show all of our films in the original language, with German and – if available – French subtitles. We make an exception for our young film-goers on Allianz Family Night. Detailed information is available in the film programme.
Languages and film details
Specific information about languages and subtitles is available on the detailed page provided for each film.
Tickets cost CHF 16 and CHF 11 for students and children.
Allianz Family Night
At the Allianz Family Night children up to 14 years can get a free ticket, as long as theres tickets.
Our Fokus Basel night is free for all visitors (first come, first served). Book tickets for this event in advance or get them from the box office.
Tickets are only available at allianzcinema.ch. Advance sales begin on 28 June 2024 at noon.
Box office - not sold out
Tickets are available to buy at the box office from 7 pm. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, so we recommend booking in advance!
Box office - sold out
Unfortunately, there are no more tickets available at the box office for sold-out screenings. With a bit of luck, very last tickets will be sold shortly before the start of the film. This decision is made at very short notice and there is no guarantee.
Exchanges & returns
Unfortunately, you cannot exchange or return purchased tickets. The good news is, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a new buyer for your tickets on our Facebook-Page.
Allianz Cinema cares about the environment. That’s why we only serve our food and drinks in reusable dishes and glasses, with a deposit fee of CHF 2 per item. This fee is refunded when the items are returned.
Carbon-neutral thanks to myclimate
Thanks to its partnership with myclimate and CO2 compensation, Allianz Cinema is now 100% carbon-neutral.
Students and apprentices
Thanks to support from the Canton of Basel-Stadt’s Swisslos lottery funds, students and apprentices only pay CHF 11. Please present the relevant card at the main entrance.
ProCinema vouchers are valid here and can be redeemed at the box office. However, they do not entitle the holder to attend sold-out screenings.
We screen our films in all weather. If we have to cancel a film night before it starts, we’ll announce the cancellation well in advance on the website and our social media channels. If a screening is cancelled, the ticket price is refunded.
Free rain ponchos
Our cinema area is out in the open. In the event of rain we have free rain ponchos for our guests.
We accept all common means of payment in the catering area and at the box office.
You want to work at our openair cinema this summer? We are always looking for commited employees to help in construction, staff on site or helping hands in the catering area. Are you in? You'll find our application form HERE.