The latest film productions can be seen in the six cinemas of the cinema complexes Ideal and Schloss. This schedule is complemented by the screenings and events of the Freier Film Aarau film club, the Spanish Film Club and the Zauberlaterne (Magic Lantern) Children’s Film Club.

An open-air cinema is set up near the racecourse in summer. In addition to this, the international One Minute Film & Video Festival has established itself in Aarau since 2004 and attracts an ever-increasing audience to the canton’s capital.

Kinocenter Ideal and Kinocenter Schloss

The Kinocenter Ideal has four cinemas (Ideal, Clou, Graffiti and Nova); the Kinocenter Schloss contains two cinemas: Schloss 1 and Schloss 2.


Kino Freier Film Aarau

The Kino Freier Film cinema in Aarau is run as an association by around 60 volunteers.


One Minute Film & Video Festival

In an international competition, the One Minute Film & Video Festival screens around 200 films lasting a maximum of 60 seconds.


The big screen in the great outdoors

Aarau’s open-air cinema is set up at the covered racecourse in Schachen and has 1,000 seats.




Thanks to its very accessible location, Aarau, the attractive small city in the heart of Switzerland, is easy to reach from all directions. As a traditional market town, Aarau has a lot to offer for both everyday and special needs. This includes the wonderful old town centre...