Summer Cinema at Prague’s St. Agnes Convent Starts Tonight!
Summer cinema season is going strong in Prague, and most open-air venue are now operating in the Czech capital; for a full rundown, check out my guide to 2018 summer cinemas in Prague.
The latest open-air cinema to start projecting in Prague is a special one: as part of the Anežka LIVE project, the Czech National Film Archive and National Gallery in Prague have united to bring summer cinema to the beautiful settings of central Prague’s Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.
If you haven’t been to the Convent of St. Agnes, the gardens, gallery & cafe are well worth a stroll - especially during the summertime. All summer long, the venue has a full lineup of free cultural events that includes outdoor yoga, exhibitions, and much more.
Tonight, the Convent of St. Agnes will kick off its summer cinema season with a screening of the 1929 silent Czech classic Hříchy lásky (The Sins of Love) from director Karel Lamač.
Screenings will continue every Tuesday and Thursday night throughout the summer months at dusk, and will be presented free of charge.
Upcoming selections include a variety of classic Czech features provided by the National Film Archive, including Lemonade Joe, Miloš Forman’s Oscar-nominated Loves of a Blonde, Karel Zeman’s The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, and Vojtěch Jasný’s All My Compatriots, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.
Bonus for non-Czech speakers! Most (if not all) of the films will be screened with English subtitles, starting tonight with Hříchy lásky and continuing with Starci na chmelu, Lemonade Joe, From Saturday to Sunday, and others.
Here’s a full schedule of summer cinema screenings during the Convent of St. Agnes' Anežka LIVE program through July:
June 21: Hříchy lásky
June 26: Starci na chmelu
June 28: Lemonade Joe
July 3: From Saturday to Sunday
July 5: Czech short films nominated for the Elbe Dock prize
July 10: Loves of a Blonde
July 12: Stavitel chrámu (1919) + Noc na Karlštejně (1919) with live music
July 17: Short films presented by Petr Marek
July 19: Short films by young Czech filmmakers
July 24: Vienna Calling (premiere)
July 26: All My Compatriots
July 31: 120 BPM
Lead photo via Facebook / National Gallery in Prague