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Bourbaki Kino/Bar/Bistro

Art-house films in the original version

Bourbaki Kino/Bar/Bistro is a popular meeting place and the best address for film premieres in their original version. Art-house treasures from around the globe are shown, including winners and audience favourites from renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin or Locarno.

Bourbaki Cinema/Bar/Bistro is located directly on Löwenplatz in the heart of Lucerne. A varied cinema program is presented daily in the four theatres in the basement – primarily independently produced feature, documentary and animation films make their debut here, in the original version with subtitles. The weekly changing program also includes special events such as sneak previews with guest appearances or one-off screenings followed by a podium discussion. The spacious Bar/Bistro on the ground floor, which is open from early till late, is an inviting space to stay on. Alongside a wide range of drinks, food is also served – and you can take anything bought at the bar into the cinema with you! A special highlight is the circular rotating assembly (a kind of conveyor belt previously used in car showrooms), which has been preserved as a site of historic interest and sets the Bistro in motion once in a while. Bourbaki Kino/Bar/Bistro is also available to rent for private events.
Bourbaki Kino/Bar/Bistro
Löwenplatz 11
6004 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 419 99 99
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Open daily
New program starting Thursdays