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#soWIENie: Atmospheric opening of the film festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz

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Vienna (OTS)

  • Kick-off with “Fidelio” in a new production by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz
  • Hundreds of visitors were thrilled by the performance and the new ambience
  • 65 days full of anniversaries and musical highlights
  • All the details on filmfestival-rathausplatz.at

2020 – a year in which everything is different than expected. But Vienna doesn’t stand still, it also creates sophisticated solutions in special situations. And so it was possible again this year that the Film Festival takes place on Vienna’s Rathausplatz – namely #soWIENie.

Mayor Michael Ludwig sent a greeting to the opening: “With the realization of the film festival, Vienna is setting an example as a cosmopolitan city, and with its visit, the guests are setting an example. The need for culture and entertainment has been given a secure framework in which while observing all the necessary measures reflects the typical Viennese way of life. I therefore invite all Viennese and guests of the city to enjoy this unique event in a new guise “.

In keeping with the new production of the event, the festival started with Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, also in a new production by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz from the Theater an der Wien. Hundreds of visitors came for this unique cultural experience and to get to know the new arrangement on the Rathausplatz.

In the well-attended catering area “Carmen’s Corner”, gourmets could enjoy the delicacies that are served by DO & CO every day from 11 am to midnight. And the weather also played along and stretched a sparkling starry sky over the town hall square in mild temperatures. The unique ambience, the impressive performance and the well-structured process finally did their part – the guests were visibly enthusiastic about the cultural offer and the successful innovations.

Film Festival 2020 #soWIENie – Summer is about to start

Two separate events – one way of life, this is how the Film Festival on Vienna’s Rathausplatz presents itself this year. The opening showed that the necessary security measures are perceived very positively and contribute to increased comfort at the event.

The necessary reservations for the free boxes as well as for the gastronomy allow guests to enjoy the festival in a stress-free and comfortable way. Those who make a quick decision have the chance to buy remaining tickets at the information desk on site, which opens three hours before the film starts.

Vienna City Hall Square is thus opening its doors for an enjoyable, entertaining and feather-light summer with impressive culture and an excellent culinary park – for the Film Festival 2020 #soWIENie.

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Film Festival 2020 #soWIENie on Vienna’s Rathausplatz
July 4 to September 6, 2020
Film starts daily at nightfall
Admission 2 hours before the start of the film – only with a valid ticket
Gastronomy 11 a.m. to midnight – table reservation!

http://filmfestivalrathausplatz.at
http://filmfestival-rathausplatz.at
www.stadtwienmarketing.at
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Questions & contact:

City of Vienna Marketing GmbH
Katharina krischke
Media and public relations
+43/1/319 82 00
krischke@stadtwienmarketing.at
www.stadtwienmarketing.at

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