There’s a reason champagne tampons are popping: Movie nights are 30 years old! In the summer of 1991, the first strips flashed across the big screen on the banks of the Dresden Elbe. Over the years the screen has grown, viewership has increased, and Leipzig, Schwarzkom and Cottbus are added as locations.
On Thursday, the Königsufer’s summer anniversary program kicks off with “Der Rausch” by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. There is also a lot of alcohol gushing in there. Four teachers believe that at a certain level, they can not only do their job easily, but they can also be better teachers. It sounds funny, but the laughter can get stuck in your throat. In any case, the last scene will go down in the history of the film, according to the organizers of the movie nights. They called a press conference on Wednesday to receive gifts from partners and sponsors for their 30th birthday. Congratulations from Campino von den Toten Hosen, actor Wolfgang Stump and pop star Roland Kaiser via video message.
Movie classics can be experienced in July as well as many movie premieres. Sächsische Zeitung and saechsische.de also offer some evenings again. For example, on July 23, when 81-year-old Dresden film-maker Ernst Hirsch will drive through the evening and present historical recordings of ancient Dresden not destroyed. (SZ reported.) Because of the pandemic, improvisation had to be done this year as well. The August program has not yet been determined. They wanted to remain flexible, and were still negotiating with film distributors and concert organizers.
1,596 viewers who have been tested, recovered and vaccinated are allowed to attend the evening film screenings if they also have their ID with them. At the entrance to the Carolabrücke, you can test yourself before the performance. 500 people are allowed to attend family events in the afternoon.