Where to watch open-air cinema in Prague this summer

Catching a film beneath the stars has become a Prague tradition; here's where to enjoy open-air summer cinema in the Czech capital in 2022.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 15.06.2022 13:52:00 (updated on 15.06.2022) Reading time: 2 minutes

Watching a late-night film under the stars has become a Prague tradition. While this year sees fewer places on the line up than last year, there are some notable new venues.

Here's where to watch open-air cinema (Letní kina) this summer in the Czech capital.

Summer Cinema at MeetFactory
Summer Cinema at MeetFactory

What's new in 2022

This year Kinský Garden and monastery-turned-culture space Gabriel Loci, on the west side of town will open summer cinemas. The square in front of City Hall, Mariánské náměstí, will screen “silent” films, during which the audience will wear headphones so as not to disturb the neighborhood. Titles have yet to be announced.

There are also two drive-ins, both with some seating for the carless: Auto Kino Strahov and Autokino#Ledarny. In Prague, MeetFactory, Cross Club, and Kasárna Karlín, currently rank as the most-visited summer cinemas on GoOut.cz

What to know before you go

As with all Czech cinemas, many screenings, especially of Czech classic films, will not have subtitles and some Hollywood films may be dubbed into Czech. Make sure to check the schedule for the language before heading out. Also, note that while a handful of summer cinemas are free most charge admission.

Summer cinemas in Prague

Summer cinema at Kasarna Karlin
Kasárna Karlín / via Facebook

Czech summer film festivals

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, runs from July 1–9 in Karlovy Vary, the Marienbad Film Festival, runs from July 7–10 in Mariánské Lázně, the Uherské Hradiště summer film school is July 29–Aug. 4, and the Film Noir Festival, is at Hrad Český Šternberk this year on Aug. 17–21.

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