Summer cinemas in Prague start their season
Even though we can spend the summer in theaters, an outdoor alternative with a unique atmosphere is certainly not going to offend. Which places in Prague are worth a visit?
This year, expect a busy schedule in the courtyards of the old barracks. The month of June will begin with a choice of short films from the competition section at Pragueshorts. The first Saturday of the month will then belong to the Polish film Corpus Christi; Later viewers will have the chance to see sci-fi subject 12, the movie Karel, Me and You (Kartel, já a ty), and the big premiere of Welcome to Czech Republic (Vitejte vs. Česku), which will air on June 17.
Welcome to the Czech Republic is a collection of three short films that explore Czech identity from different angles. Next up is Tarantino, Another Round (Chlast) and other blockbusters. Tickets will be available for CZK 80.
MeetFactory continues the trend of outdoor films, in cooperation with ČRo Vltava. This time, MeetFactory has moved to an old distillery. Every Wednesday from 9:30 am, it will broadcast a chosen film for free. It will also offer a fully stocked bar.
The first screening will take place on June 2, with the documentary King Skate kicking off the marathon. You can also expect screenings of The Other Side of Hope (Druhá strana naděje), And then we danced (Dokud se tančí), Once upon a time in Hollywood (Tenkrat vs. Hollywoodu) and a host of other films.
The summer cinema in Holešovice is also showing films again this year, and this every Wednesday for 100 CZK. The opening film was with Charlatan (arlatán) on June 2. This will be followed by the loners (Samotáři) and the Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction, or the lesser known, but equally incredible Four Rooms (tyři Pokoje).
The Klubovna in Dejvice, founded by the Povaleč association, also begins its sixth season on June 2, with the musical fantasy Beats, reminiscent of the rise of rave musical parties in Great Britain. For CZK 50 you can also enjoy classics such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Monty Python in Svatý Grál), Another round (Chlast), or Trainspotting on Sundays.
The screening at u Keplera in Prague 6 begins on June 10. It all starts with Kouř, a film that the cinema has placed in the section of Czech cult classics. Another movie in this section is also Ikarie XB1, as well as Oscar winner Another Round (Chlast), films by Spanish director Almodóvara Pain and Glory (Bolest a slava) and I’m so excited! (Rozkoš v oblacích) or the Rocketman musical. The screening begins after 9 p.m., with tickets available for 100 CZK.
The program on the courtyard of this industrial zone begins on June 17.
Among the titles included in the 12 projects that will take place every Thursday is Stanley Kubrick’s satirical musical Kouř, 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001: Vesmírná odysea), Berlin’s new LGBT movie Cocoon (Leto vs. Kreuzbergu), a late Soviet-era musical romance Summer (Leto), the documentary Searching for Sugar Man (Patrání po Sugar Manovi). Films will also be shown at the request of spectators.
You can also expect to enjoy a summer filled with movies in Kinská Gardens. It will debut on June 4 with short films from the Pragueshorts Film Festival. Children will not be forgotten either; they will have an animated story, Le Voyage du Prince (Princova Cesta), prepared for them on the first Saturday in June.
You will be able to watch Třeštíková’s new film Anny on June 10, depicting sixteen years in the life of a likeable woman who makes a living as a prostitute. The June 18 program then contains the film Blanc sur blanc (Bilé na bilé), as well as a discussion with the director, Viera Čakanyová, after the screening ends. Admission is 90 CZK.
Even summer in Zbraslav will not lack cinematic experience. For 100 CZK you can expect a June program with Charlatan (arlatán) by Agnieszky Holland, Solitaires (Samotáři), Pulp Fiction (Pul Fiction: Historky z podsvětí) and Droneman (Model) with Kryštof Hádek and Jiří Mádl.
The Spirála summer cinema is also making a comeback. It is not yet clear which films to look forward to, as the organizers will release the program later. The screening will begin on June 24 and end on September 19 with its own film festival weekend. Free entrance.