Prague’s Kino Mat to Screen Bruce Willis Retrospective, March 15-21

Everyman action hero Bruce Willis may have resigned himself to appearing in dreck like the recent Death Wish remake in recent years (along with a wave of films that haven’t made it into cinemas), but that hasn’t diminished the impact of his classic 1990s flicks.

A normal-sized alternative to the superhuman action heroes of the 1980s like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, Willis was vaulted into superstardom after playing John McClane in the 1988 action classic Die Hard. He went on play the character in four sequels of diminishing returns, with a fifth still rumored to be in the works. 

Starting on Thursday, March 15, Prague’s Kino Mat will be paying a week-long homage to Willis featuring some of the actor’s greatest hits, starting with Die Hard and continuing through the 1990s Willis filmography.

Films screening include the Shane Black-scripted, Tony Scott-directed The Last Boy Scout, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, and Luc Besson’s sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, which saw a minor surge in popularity this year with the release of the director’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Each classic Bruce Willis feature begins at 20:30 daily at Kino Mat from March 15-21.

Screenings of Pulp Fiction on March 16 and The Fifth Element on March 21 will be presented in 35mm versions.

Tickets run 120 CZK apiece and can be purchased online through the Kino Mat website.

Here’s the full schedule:

March 15: Die Hard
March 16: Pulp Fiction (in 35mm)
March 17: The Fifth Element
March 18: The Sixth Sense
March 19: The Last Boy Scout
March 20: 12 Monkeys
March 21: The Fifth Element (in 35mm)


Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at

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