With the summer season slowly rolling in, Prague is getting prepped for all fans of moving pictures; not just with regular summer cinemas but also with the new addition of a cinema on a boat!
The boat itself dates back to 1925, and it was specifically refurbished into a cinema for its current iteration.
Anchored in Holešovice, Kinolod (literally, ‘cinema-boat’) is surprisingly nice and cosy inside. Complete with a bar with seating made out of wooden palettes, it conveys a bit of a Berlin vibe. Films are played usually twice a day during the workweek and three times a day on Saturday and ticket costs Kč130, the typical price at an arthouse cinema in Prague. The films on show are a mix of local and international ones. The Czech films often come with English subtitles, but, if you’re visiting, make sure to check ahead of time on the boat cinema’s website in the programme section.
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.
The capacity of the film hall is 80 seats. You don’t need to worry about weather conditions since the boat has a functioning air conditioning, which cools down in summer and provides warm air in winter.