Watch Sci-Fi Films in a Cosmic Setting at Prague Planetarium
Where’s the coolest place in Prague to catch a movie?
The Czech capital features a number of great independent cinemas, an IMAX screen at Flora, and a new megaplex at Chodov that boasts Dolby Atmos sound, 4DX theaters, and all-you-can-eat VIP halls. But one cinema in Prague 7 makes for a serendipitous venue to watch a sci-fi flick.
Restored in 2016 with state-of-the-art technology including a 4k digital projector, Starvid Hall at the iconic Prague Planetarium seats 94 and can be booked for public and private events.
Not to be confused with the Planetarium’s main Cosmorama Hall, used for educational star shows, Starvid Hall’s primary function is as a cinema and lecture hall. Until now, however, it has only occasionally been used for public screenings.
Those began late last year as the Planetarium hosted the National Geographic miniseries MARS and a series dedicated to Czech science fiction movies (including Karel Zeman’s Na kometě and Jindřich Polák Ikarie XB-1), along with a handful of the original Star Trek movies.
This month, however, Prague Planetarium has upped their game with a new series dedicated to Hollywood science fiction movies. Recent screenings have included Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.
This Tuesday, October 24, Prague Planetarium will continue the series with a screening of Christopher Nolan’s epic Interstellar in one of the most appropriate places to catch it. Nolan’s Dunkirk was released earlier this year to near-universal praise. Note: according to the Planetarium Facebook page, the Interstellar screening has sold out.
Next week, the Planetarium presents a rarity: a projection of director J. Lee Thompson’s little-seen I Aim at the Stars, a biography of famed German rocket scientist Werner von Braun that was released in 1960.
And in November, Prague Planetarium will screen some of the newer Star Trek movies, including Nemesis, Insurrection, Star Trek (2009), and Into Darkness.
Screenings take place every Tuesday at 18:00. Tickets to the movie projections cost a mere 75 crowns, and can be purchased online at the Planetarium website (along with other Planetarium shows). Keep an eye on the schedule for further events.
Lead photo via Facebook / Prague Planetarium