Every Monday, Catch a Free Czech Film with English Subtitles at Žižkovšiška

Every Monday, Catch a Free Czech Film with English Subtitles at Žižkovšiška

Popular Prague 3 cafe, art gallery & cultural space Žižkovšiška has been screening films for some time now during their KinoKlub series. 

And this winter, Žižkovšiška’s KinoKlub will feature a classic Czech movie with English subtitles every Monday night. Best of all: entry is free of charge. 

Tonight, November 13, the feature just happens to be one of my favorite Czech films from one of my favorite Czech directors: Oldřich Lipský’s cult classic The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (read more about that film, which also utilizes props by Jan Švankmajer, here). 

Next week (November 20), Žižkovšiška will be screening Tomáš Vorel's 1991 musical comedy Kouř (The Smoke), followed by another all-time classic Czech comedy, Ladislav Smoljak's Vrchní, prchni! (Waiter, Scarper!) on November 27. 

If you’ve ever complained about lax table service in the Czech Republic, Vrchní, prchni! is essential viewing. 

Past films have included Petr Zelenka's Rok ďábla (The Year of the Devil), Švankmajer’s Otesánek (Little Otik), and David Ondříček's Samotáři (Loners), among others.

Keep an eye on the Žižkovšiška Facebook page for future events

While the projections are free, seating is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. A full bar and free popcorn are available during the screenings. 

Doors open at 19:30, and the KinoKlub begins with a short film at 20:00 followed by the projection of the main feature. Each screening also features an intermission.

A unique cultural space on the edges of Žižkov (Husitská 11, across the train tracks from both Prague 8 and Prague 1), Žižkovšiška also features art exhibits, concerts, open mic nights, and other events. 

Check out Žižkovšiška’s official website and Facebook page for more info.

Lead Photo: Jaroslav Dušek in Kouř, Michal Dočolomanský in The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians, Josef Abrhám in Vrchní, prchni!

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