Originally operating under the name EYZ Kino GbR the company successfully operated several Berlin cinemas from 1994 to 2004 (EISZEIT Kino, Central, XENON, and the outdoor cinema Freiluftkino Kreuzberg). From its earliest years EYZ has organized film festivals and film series in movie theaters. Through its various activities, the company has formed strong networks with partners in the industry (filmmakers, broadcasters, media archives, production companies, music labels, institutions). In 2004, EYZ sold their cinemas in order to concentrate resources on new business sectors.