Prague summer cinema guide, updated for 2019

Prague summer cinema guide, updated for 2019

Note: this is an updated version of my previous 2018 Prague Summer Cinema Guide

Summer cinema season is back in full swing in Prague for 2019, with a few shakeups amongst the summer cinema options in the Czech capital.

Popular Stromovka summer hangout Tiskárna na Vzduchu has been closed for this summer season, and its weekly cinema along with it. Also gone this year is the nearby summer cinema at Výstaviště. Replacing them, however, new summer hangout Gauč ve Stromovce (Couch in Stromovka) has been screening weekly summer cinema films from distributor Be2Can in the Prague 7 park.

This year, Prague has plenty of new summer cinema additions to replace venues not operating in 2019.

Containall has launched a second summer cinema at their Stalin location beneath the Prague Metronome at Letná, and has been screening some 80s American classics; next up on the schedule are When Harry Met Sally (July 18) and Glory (August 1), along with a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing at the Containall Stromovka location on July 29.

Next to Old Town Square in the center of Prague, the Scout’s Institute has been screening English-friendly classics twice per week. Also new this year, Werich’s Villa has been screening bi-weekly summer cinema films at Kampa Park in Prague 1.

Prague’s new cinema-on-a-boat Kinoloď has also introduced outdoor cinema screenings into their repertoire this summer. Weather permitting, an English-friendly Short Film Factory night of short films next Saturday (July 27) will also take place outdoors.

And while the long-running Karlínské filmové léto was initially cancelled this year, it’s back in action from July 16 at a new location, moving from Kaizlovy sady to the nearby courtyard of the historic Invalidovna complex.

Prague summer cinema screenings generally begin around dusk, which is around 21:30 in July and 21:00 in later August and September. Because all screenings take place outside, inclement weather can and will result in cancellation.

Here’s a rundown of summer cinema options in Prague for the 2019 season:

Skautský institut (Scouts' Institute) Summer Cinema (New for 2019!)
Where: Skautský institut, adjacent to Old Town Square, Prague 1
When: Thursdays & Mondays
How much? 70 CZK
Upcoming schedule:
July 18: The Matrix
July 22: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
July 25: Pride and Prejudice

Manifesto Market Summer Cinema 
Where:  Manifesto Market by Masarykovo nádraží, Prague 1
When: Every Monday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 15: The Favorite
July 22: A Star is Born

Anežka LIVE! 
Where: Convent of St. Agnes, Prague 1
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 16: Spalovač mrtvol
July 18: Drive
July 23: Indiánské léto
July 25: The Seventh Seal

Werich’s Summer Cinema (New for 2019!)
Where: Werich’s Villa, Kampa Park, Prague 1
When: Every second Sunday
How much? 120 CZK
Upcoming schedule:
July 14: Loro
July 28: Tehran Taboo

Kinoloď Summer Cinema (New for 2019!)
Where: Kinoloď, on the banks of Prague 7
When: Weekly - check schedule
How much: 70 - 100 CZK
Upcoming schedule:
July 17: Call Me By Your Name
July 18: Spalovač mrtvol
July 24: Oni and Silvio
July 25: Daddy Cool

Gauč ve Stromovce (New for 2019!)
Where: Stromovka Park, Prague 7
When: Every Thursday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 18: This Ain’t California
July 25: Utøya: July 22
August 1: The Commune
August 8: Victoria

Containall Stromovka Summer Cinema
Where: Stromovka Park (northeast region), Prague 7
When: Every Monday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 15: Mama Brasil
July 22: First Man
July 29: Do the Right Thing

Containall Stalin Summer Cinema (New for 2019!)
Where: Metronome monument, Letná Park, Prague 7
When: Every other Thursday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 18: When Harry Met Sally
August 1: Glory

Letní retrokino na střeše Veletržního paláce
Where: Atop Veletržní Palác, Prague 7
When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
How much? 100 CZK
Upcoming Schedule:
July 16: Se7en
July 17: Arizona Dream

Summer Cinema Under CrossClub
Where: CrossClub, Prague 7
When: Every Wednesday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 17: Foxtrot
July 24: Captain Fantastic
July 31: Muskarci ne placu

Kasárna Karlín Summer Cinema
Where: Kasárna Karlín (Karlín Barracks), Prague 8
When: Thursdays & Saturdays
How much? 80 CZK
Upcoming Schedule:
July 13: No Country for Old Men
July 18: High Fidelity
July 20: Forman vs. Forman
July 25: The Social Network
July 27: I Dutifully Report
August 1: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Karlínské filmové léto (Letní kino Regina)
Where: Invalidovna courtyard
When: Daily except Sundays & Mondays
How much? 60 CZK
Upcoming Schedule:
July 16: Loveni
July 17: Mary, Queen of Scots
July 18: Pain & Glory
July 19: Mon inconnue
July 20: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Žluté lázně Summer Cinema
Where: Žluté lázně beachfront, Prague 4
When: Tuesdays & Saturdays
How much? FREE (with 50 CZK Žluté lázně entry)
Upcoming Schedule:
July 13: Avengers: Endgame
July 16: Líbáš jako Bůh
July 20: I Feel Pretty
July 23: Ant-Man and The Wasp
July 26: A Star is Born

MeetFactory Summer Cinema
Where: MeetFactory, Prague 5
When: Every Wednesday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 17: First Man
July 24: Tout en haut du monde
July 31: Woman at War

Letní kino Kamínka
Where: Lesopark Borovičky, Zbraslav, Prague 5
When: Every Thursday, starting June 7
How Much? 100 CZK
Upcoming Schedule:
July 18: Balloon
July 25: Na střeše

Summer Cinema at Klubovna
Where: Klubovna, Prague 6
When: Every Wednesday
How much? 30 CZK
Upcoming Schedule:
July 17: Mirai
July 24: Mid90s

Letní kino u Keplera 
Where: Park Maxe van der Stoela, Prague 6
When: Every Thursday
How much? FREE
Upcoming Schedule:
July 18: Všechno bude
July 25: Spalovač mrtvol
August 1: Love, Simon

KinoBus
Where: Roaming the outskirts of Prague - check Facebook for locations
When: Most nights
How much? FREE

Have I missed any Prague summer cinemas that will be open this year? Drop me a line at editor [at] praguereporter.com and I’ll add them to this list!

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