Credit: IPH

Creative use of space: IPH Centermanagement opens Germany’s highest drive-in cinema in Ulm

In times of social distancing restrictions due to the corona crisis, the Blautal-Center Ulm is breaking new ground in creatively repurposing spaces and increasing frequency.

Under the guidance of the center manager IPH, the highest drive-in cinema in Germany was opened on the building’s parking deck. The premiere, which was sold out several days in advance on 30 April at 9 pm, was attended by several hundred spectators in 210 cars.

“As center manager, it is up to us to think outside the box in these challenging times and support both tenants and owners. We are expecting 300-600 additional visitors at the Blautal-Center through the evening performances alone – this means, in addition to the more efficient usage of the parking deck, further synergies benefitting other tenants”, explains Lars Jähnichen, Managing Director of IPH Centermanagement.

Going forward, films will be shown daily at 9 pm on the 12x6m inflatable screen. From mid-May, films will also be shown in the afternoon on an additional LED screen. “With this second daily screening, we can offer the drive-in cinema experience to families as well and further accelerate the frequency recovery after the lockdown,” says Guido Reuter, IPH’s center manager of the Blautal-Center.

The organizers, in addition to IPH Centermanagement also Cinedome Ulm, Donau 3FM and Loser & Freudenberg GbR, intend to continue film operations until the end of the summer holidays in mid-September 2020. The programme and further information can be found at

Sign up for our ACROSS Newsletter. Subscribe to ACROSS Magazine.

Ticker MORE

It will be August 26, 2021

On this day, Ikea Westbahnhof Wien opens its doors after two years of construction. The new omnichannel store with its green facades is completely car-free. Among other things, a roof terrace offers a view over the Austrian capital.

Change in the YIT Management Team

YIT Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Tuomas Mäkipeska (43, M.Sc. in Economics) as YIT’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Group Management Team. He shall take over his position latest at the beginning of February 2022.

M7 signs 1,000 sq m letting with fashion brand, Sinsay, at the Csillag Center in Budapest, Hungary

M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investor and asset manager specialising in multi-tenanted properties, announces that it has completed the letting of a significant 1,025 sq m retail unit at the newly refurbished Csillag Center in Budapest, Hungary, to Polish fashion brand, Sinsay, on behalf of M7 CEREF I.

New Centre Manager Appointment at CBRE Global Investors’ Angel Central

CBRE Global Investors announced the recent appointment of Adam Cummins, as the new Centre Manager at leading London leisure and retail destination, Angel Central. He joins the team at Lambert Smith Hampton, appointed by CBRE Global Investors as the managing agents for the destination.

Breuninger expands its presence to Hamburg

In 2023, Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger will open a new flagship store in the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier district, its first location in northern Germany. As the largest anchor tenant by far in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity district, Breuninger will occupy a total area of more than 14,000 square metres in the future. The long- term lease agreement with the project developer and district operator Unibail-Rodamco- Westfield (URW) was signed today in Hamburg.

New Faces at Nepi Rockcastle

The Board has nominated George Aase as Chairman of the Board, effective 18 August 2021. Rudiger Dany has been contracted by the Company from 6 July 2021 and will be appointed as Chief Operations Officer of NEPI Rockcastle effective 18 August 2021.