Photo: Mikko Lyytikäinen

The atmospheric Cinema Orion, situated in Kamppi, is a jewel of the art déco -age. Built for silent film, the cinema has been continuously operating since it's opening to the public in March 1928. The theatre hall's soft armchair-like seats have often been called "the most comfortable in the city".

Since February of 2019 the cinema has been run by The Centre of Moving Image ELKE association. We aim to showcase diverse film repertoire in Helsinki, including the newest art house films as well as classics, media art and film education.

Contacts and location

The cinema is located at Eerikinkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki.

The theatre can be contacted by sending an e-mail to the address info(a) or by calling the number 050 475 7572 during opening hours. The theater opens 45 min. before the first screening of the day. Screening times can be found on the home page.

Mail can be sent to address:
Elävän kuvan keskus ELKE ry
c/o Tilajakamo Oy
Bulevardi 31 B U312
00180 Helsinki

How to get here

The cinema is located in the city center, in Kamppi, and can be reached by public transportation. The closest Metro Station is located 500 meters away, the closest tram and bus stops are not far either. For more information you can find on HSL Journey Planner.


Unfortunately Cinema Orion may not be accessible to all of our customers with reduced mobility. We apologise for that and try to find ways to make our cinema as accessible as possible.

We kindly ask you to inform us beforehand at the box office or email us to [email protected] if you are arriving in a wheelchair so we can make sure we have enough staff to guarantee you a smooth and pleasent visit to cinema. Our wheelchair seating is situated in the balcony. For now it is not unfortunately possible to arrive with an electric wheelchair. Unfortunately our two customer toilets are not accessible by wheelchair.

Tickets and ticket sale

The normal ticket price is 11€. Please notice that it isn't possible to use Cinema Orion's own serial cards or gift cards in the screenings of visiting festivals.

Club membership
By joining the Orion Club you'll get a 1€ discount from your movie ticket. Therefore you'll only pay 10€ or 8€ for the ticket depending if you part of some of the discount groups as well.
Additional information at the Orion Club page.

Special screenings
Tickets for matinée screenings and selected special screenings cost 9 euros.

Serial card
A 5-ticket serial card costs 50 euros and is valid for a year from the date of purchase.
Osta sarjakortti verkkokaupasta.
HUOM! Koronasulun vuoksi sarjakorttien voimassaoloaikaa jatketaan automaattisesti kesäkuun 2021 loppuun asti.

Discount tickets
Under 18 year olds, pensioners, students, the unemployed, conscript soldiers, and those performing their civilian service, are entitled to the 9 euro discount tickets.

The tickets prises include the 10% of value added tax

Ticket reservations
Tickets for screenings can be booked through the online store. Booked tickets must be purchased 30 minutes before the start of the screening, after whitch the are released for sale.

Ways of payment
Tickets for screenings can be purchased in the online store when ordering, or at the box office of the cinema.

You can pay with the most common debit or credit cards in the online store. Payment can also be performed through online bank service. Payment goes via Paytrail Oyj site.

Maksuvälineinä käyvät myös Smartum-, Virike- ja Tyky-paperisetelit, Smartum Saldo – ja Edenred Ticket Virike -maksukortit sekä ePassi-mobiilimaksutapa, joilla voi maksaa ainoastaan teatterin lipunmyyntipisteessä.

Exchange and return policy
Bought tickets cannot be returned or exchanged. However, if you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms, please contact us to get a refund.

HUOM! Koronasulun vuoksi:
-sarjakorttien voimassaoloaikaa jatketaan automaattisesti kolmella kuukaudella,
-mesenaattilippujen voimassaoloaikaa jatketaan elokuun 2020 loppuun asti,
-niiden lahjakorttien ja -lippujen, joiden voimassaoloaika on umpeutunut koronasulun aikana, jatketaan automaattisesti kesäkuun 2021 loppuun asti.

Customer feedback

Do you want to give us customer feedback, wish for a specific film to be screened or take part as a volunteer in our cinema? By emailing us at [email protected] you are part of improving our cinema into an even better one, thank you!