Kinoloď: Prague’s newest cinema is in a boat

Prague’s popular summer cinemas will start to crop up with the warmer weather next month, but if you want an unique cinemagoing experience before then, you can hop aboard the Czech capital’s newest cinema, docked on the Vltava.

Kinoloď, as the name implies, is a cinema inside a boat located by the marina in burgeoning Prague 7 district Holešovice. The boat itself dates back to 1925, and it was specifically refurbished into a cinema for its current iteration.

The cinema itself is smallish but intimate (a tad larger than the small halls at Kino Světozor or Kino Lucerna) and minus some of the amenities of other Prague venues, but the novelty of watching a movie inside a refurbished boat makes up for it. Still, once the lights go down you’ll barely notice you’re not on land.

via Facebook / Kinoloď

via Facebook / Kinoloď

Since starting operation just last month, Kinoloď features roughly two movies per weeknight, with additional screenings on the weekend. Tickets run for 130 CZK, the typical price at an arthouse cinema in Prague.

Recent films screened at Kinoloď include a nice mix of multiplex hits (Bohemian Rhapsody, Us, Hellboy, Pet Sematary), new Czech movies (Teroristka), and more eclectic fare like contemporary Czech documentaries (Trabantem tam a zase zpátky and Hana Třeštíková’s Manželské etudy: Nová generace) and the Mads Mikkelsen survival movie Arctic.

When not screening a film, Kinoloď is more than just a cinema: it’s also a concert venue (with once-a-month live music events) and all-around cultural space. The venue also boasts a small (but well-stocked) bar and a table football table.

via Facebook / Kinoloď

via Facebook / Kinoloď

Next weekend (April 26-28), Kinoloď will be participating in the Máme otevřeno festival of cultural venues in Prague 7, and will be showcasing student films from FAMU and a table football tournament.

You can find Kinoloď docked by V Přístavu in Holešovice, a short walk from the Ortenovo náměstí or Dělnická tram stops in Prague 7.

For more information, and to purchase advance tickets to screenings, visit the Kinoloď website.

Updates can also be found on Kinoloďs official Facebook page.


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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