The historical Marlene-Dietrich-Halle is one of the largest sound stage facilities in Europe with a total area of 60,000 sq ft and a height of 46 ft. An ideal stage for larger set construction and green screen shoots. Aside from the middle sound stage (Stage 2) with 22,316 sq ft, the Marlene-Dietrich-Halle consists of two further sound stages with a surface of around 17,760 sq ft each.
Stage 3 houses DARK BAY, one of Europe's largest, most modern, permanently installed LED studios for virtual film productions. The stage offers a 180.5-feet-circumference and 23-feet-high LED wall, which consists of a total of 1470 state-of-the-art 2.3 LED panels on which 2D and 3D worlds of all kinds can be realized. Thanks to an LED ceiling, various scenic set-ups are possible.
The Marlene-Dietrich-Halle with its rich tradition was built in 1926 for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and has functioned since then as a backdrop for numerous film classics, such as Frau im Mond (English title Woman in the Moon) or The Blue Angel. Impressive sets are constructed in the sound stage to this day. In the last years among others for Inglourious Basterds, Unknown Identity, The Ghost Writer, Cloud Atlas, A Cure for Wellness, Homeland or Babylon Berlin.