Where: Streit’s Cinema, Jungfernstieg 38, U/S Jungfernstieg
When: Mondays 8.30pm
How much: 5€
Read more: http://www.cinestar.de/de/kino/hamburg-streits-filmtheater/
Every Monday evening at about 8:30 pm you will stumble across a little mob in front of the Streit’s Cinema at Jungfernstieg. Why? It’s time for the Sneak Preview! For those who haven’t been to a Sneak before: A film that isn’t yet running in German cinemas will be shown and as we are at the Streits it’ll always be in English. For those who have been to ordinary sneaks: you simply have to participate at the Streit’s!
It is a cinema experience that’s one of a kind. Like in any other “mysterious” community, certain habits have developed over the years. The oldest tradition is the “Trailershow” starting off with the “Dolby Spectral Recording”- Trailer from 1991. This little spot, whilst one is flying across beautiful landscapes, is accompanied by clapping of the audience ending with a Mexican wave. At the end, the famous dialogue from Jackie Chan’s “Rumble in the Bronx” is shown. When Jackie is asked “Ist alles ok?” and he replies “NEIN!” he will never say it without the audience supporting him. Between Jackie and Dolby, new as well as old trailers are shown in turns. Whilst the new ones are just supposed to inform the audience about upcoming films, the old trailer classics are hints about the main movie. Following the Trailershow, the “Sneak virgins” are welcomed by name, the award ceremony of the prediction game (on www.mysneak.de, everyone who feels like it can guess what film will be shown next week. And if he or she is lucky win free tickets! After that, there is usually an auction of a DVD and as a highlight “the feeding of predators” (free sweets! Hurray! ).
So if you want to spice up your cinematic life with good foreplay and ambiance you certainly will be delighted with the Streit’s Sneak Preview. It is highly recommended that you reserve tickets in advance as the Sneak is usually sold out but you will only have to pay 5€ for the ticket (and 0,50€ for the reservation).