When somebody says Světozor, I have immediate association of cinema and ice-cream. It is not a coincidence, because you can have it in the same passage! That’s true that famous strawberry-banana ice-cream from fresh ingredients got widespread around Prague. However, having this delight just before or after the movie in the cinema Světozor is an authentic Czech experience.
Světozor as a New Arthouse of Prague
Světozor is part of three famous art cinemas together with Bio Oko and Aero. Since the opening of the third screening room in October last year, Světozor can offer the biggest choice of art movies in Prague. You can basically come and choose any movie after your arrival.
You can enjoy whole day projection of carefully selected art movies from Europe and all over the world (of course Czech movies are included as well if they are good). Every Monday, you can find a new documentary movie. Every Tuesday, there are Catch-Ups dedicated to expats living in Prague. Světozor also has special projections for seniors and interesting movies for kids.
Regularly, you can enjoy Art in Cinema such as the transmission of opera and ballet, tours over the famous museums of the world or movies dedicated to specific artistic topics. Besides that, you can enjoy a regular program and various festivals. For the actual offer, check the Světozor program. You can buy tickets for a great price about 110 – 140 CZK, that is about 5 EUR.
Make sure you have enough time before or after the movie, not only for iconic ice-cream but also for a newly renovated bar downside the cinema. You can even sample their unique beer – the 12° Světozor.
History of Cinema Světozor
Světozor was open more than one hundred years ago in 1918 (several months before the establishment of Czechoslovakia) with original name Elektra. However, it was soon transformed into cabaret and returned to its original purpose only in 1957.
The golden era of Světozor is dated between 1968 and 1971 with Kinomat, unique concept when viewers can determine the direction in which the film was to be taken by a special voting system.
Světozor was reopened after extensive renovations in 2004 with a modern sound system, new interiors, and almost whole day projection program.
How to get to Světozor:
Cinema Světozor is located in passage Světozor, in the middle of the Wenceslas Square where is the tram stop Václavské náměstí. Just opposite to Světozor is Lucerna passage with the famous statue of David Černý and historical cinema Lucerna.
Address: Vodičkova 41, Prague 1
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