Prague’s Kasárna Karlín Cinema Heads Indoors
As summer came to a rather sudden end in Prague this September, it swept away most of the fun to be had at the city’s many summer cinemas, save for a few lone holdouts including Nákladové nádraží Žižkov.
But Kasárna Karlín, the hip new hangout and cultural space that made great use of the courtyard inside the massive and disused Karlín Barracks this summer, will continue to host events as they move inside the building itself.
And those events will also include occasional movie screenings, organized under the moniker Kino KK (...) and taking place inside the cinema hall of the new Kasárna Karlín building at the Barracks.
After screenings of the films Beasts of the Southern Wild and Kdyby tisíc klarinetů (If a Thousand Clarinets) last week, the next two cinema events will be a free screening of the US documentary A Plastic Ocean tomorrow night followed by French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s excellent Mommy (in French with Czech subtitles) on Thursday (70 CZK entry).
Dolan, by the way, shot his first English-language feature, The Life and Death of John P. Donovan starring Kit Harington and Natalie Portman, in Prague earlier this year.
Further screenings are TBA; keep an eye on the Kasárna Karlín Facebook page for updates.
Kasárna Karlín has also become the new home of Prastánek, a tree trunk beer stand (pictured above in the Kasárna Karlín courtyard) that was previously located at Malostranské náměstí during the summer.