Summer Cinema Returns to Prague’s Veletržní Palác!

Summer Cinema Returns to Prague’s Veletržní Palác!

Despite some chilly weather in Prague this week, summer cinema season in the Czech capital is still going strong; don’t miss out and check out my list of all the 2018 summer cinemas in Prague currently operating. 

A note about the Prague weather this week: rain is in the forecast for many days, so be prepared for any of the city’s summer cinema screenings to be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather. 

But should the rain hold off, the latest open-air cinema to debut in Prague is a good one: the Retro Summer Cinema on the Rooftop of Prague 7’s Veletržní Palác (Letní retrokino na střeše Veletržního paláce), or Veletržák for short. 

The modern Veletržní Palác building, which also hosts many high-profile art exhibits, is operated by the National Gallery in Prague, who also organize the free summer cinema in Prague 1’s Convent of St. Agnes.

Due to repairs on the rooftop of the building, the debut of this year’s summer cinema at Veletržní Palác has been slightly delayed but will commence starting tomorrow, June 26. 

The debut screening will be Ingmar Bergman’s all-time classic The Seventh Seal (in Swedish with Czech subtitles), and a summer full of classic films will follow, including a pair of Jim Jarmusch favorites over the next couple weeks.

Tickets run 120 CZK (100 CZK for students) and reservations can be made on the official website from 12:00 on the day of each screening. Visitors are invited to bring their own refreshments, and you might want to take a blanket to brave the cold night weather this week. 

Screenings will take place every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer and commence at dusk. 

Here’s what in store at the Summer Cinema Veletržák over the next week:

June 26: The Seventh Seal (in Swedish with Czech subtitles)
June 28: Mystery Train

July 4: Dead Man

The further schedule is still TBA; keep an eye on the official website and Facebook page for updates.

Led photo via Facebook / Letní retrokino na střeše Veletržního paláce a v zahradě AVU

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