Since 1965, the Film Museum's retrospective programs have taken place at the Museum's own screening venue, located in the Albertina building behind Vienna's State Opera. In the fall of 1989, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the institution, the Film Museum inaugurated its "Invisible Cinema." Based on a concept by Peter Kubelka that was first realized in New York at the Anthology Film Archives in 1970, the Invisible Cinema, with its all black design, serves as a "viewing and listening machine," permitting viewers to focus their concentration with utmost intensity on the film being shown.
Following a period of extensive renovation and expansion at the hands of architects Friedrich Mascher and Erich Steinmayr as well as technical upgrades to the projection and sound system, the cinema re-opened as "Das Unsichtbare Kino 3" ("The Invisible Cinema 3") in 2003.
The venue has 163 seats and two wheelchair spaces, is barrier-free and equipped with an inductive sound system.
Buchcafé Melange is a bookstore and café furnished with vintage furniture. Among other things, there is a fireplace corner with wing chairs. The building was built at the end of the 19th century and is located in the 15th district in Vienna, on Reindorfgasse. There are 2 rooms with a total area of 55 m² and a small kitchen.
Bookstore in an Art Nouveau house by Max Hegele, built in 1914. The bookstore was founded in 2009 by Ulla Harms and was declared bookstore of the year in Austria 2019. Bright, large shop windows, located directly on the beautiful avenue in Markgraf Rüdiger Strasse, just behind the Stadthalle. Beautiful, charming interior with lots of wood and old furniture. Own room only with children's books. Small kitchen and WC available. Experience with film crews - many film shootings and photo shoots took place here. Always enough parking space in front of the house.