With Winter well and truly here, many Krakowians begin looking for indoor entertainment options, to avoid the harshest of Kraków’s winter weather, and who can resist a good movie?

Fortunately Kraków has a wide variety of cinemas (kino), from multiplex to wonderful award winning art cinema houses,  to offer filmgoers.

To help you choose, we’ve provided you with a guide to Krakow’s cinemas, you just need to supply the popcorn.

Dubbing/Subtitles
For non-Polish speakers you should check that the film will be subtitled, (napisy)  in English.  Polish cinemas will often be Dubbed (Lektor) in Polish.  Please check out the film language and if it is dubbed or subtitled, otherwise, non-Polish speakers may be in for a disappointment.

 

INDY & ART HOUSE CINEMAS

Old Town

KINO POD BARANAMI
Located in one of the most luxurious buildings of what can be considered the heart of the city, the Market Square, this is not just a regular cinema, but one of the most loved institutions of Kraków, thanks to its broad offer as well as its beautiful interiors, giving the impression of being taken straight from the previous century. Most of the city’s premieres take place here.

The award winning cinema (best cinema in Europe & Poland) co-operates with many festivals, providing more than just a regular repertoire.   Here, you can enjoy the diversity of European cinema (but not only), as most films are presented with English subtitles at least once.  Every week, you can also attend a night discussion club meeting, organised by the UJ students, during which, apart from the screening, you’ll have a chance to listen to the introductory lecture as well as take part in the debate afterwards. The lectures are usually held in Polish, but during the discussion, they easily switch to English in case any foreigner appears.    Rynek Glowny 27
www.kinopodbaranami.pl

  Programme in English 
    +48 12 423 07 68

 

KINO ARS
Not far from Pod Baranami,  located in a no less stunning building, this cinema has the potential to take your breath, in case you have the opportunity to watch your film inside such a magnificent old ballroom. All the rooms are arranged to resemble vintage living rooms.    św. Tomasza 11
www.ars.pl
   Programme in English
    +48 12 421 41 99

City Centre

KINO KIJÓW CENTRUM
If you are looking for a session with the best audio-visual quality in the biggest screen available in town, this is the right place to go.
PREMIERES – FILM FESTIVAL – EVENTS –

   aleja Zygmunta Krasińskiego 34
http://www.kijow.pl/
   Programme in English
    +48 12 433 00 33

MIKRO KINO
If you are looking for the less mainstream, this is the place to go. Here you can find experimental films and cinematographic productions from all over the world. It is located in a little corner by Park Krakowski and it’s specially popular among students.MIKRO LEA
     Juliusza Lea 5

www.kinomikro.pl
   Programme in English
    : +48 12 634 28 97 or +48 12 29 40 096

MIKRO GALERIA BRONOWICE
   ul. Stawowa 61, level I 

www.kinomikro.pl
   Programme in English
    : +4812 290-06-46

KINO AGRAFKA
This modern private cinema was awarded in 2010 by the Polish Film Institute for its commitment in promoting the Polish film culture. Recommended for those who already learned the national language and want to dig deeper into Polish culture.

Apart from having cheaper Mondays, there are screenings every night (except Sundays) for only 10 zł at 10:10 pm. A 10 star offer, indeed!     Krowoderska 8
www.kinoagrafka.pl
   Programme in English
    +48 12 430 01 79

 

KINO PARADOX
An intimate 1950’s cinema within a youth centre (Centrum Młodzieży im. dr. H. Jordana).   It’s small size can be misleading. This cinema reaches a wide range of films, from the top of the mainstream to the bottom of the underground. They usually organise thematic film cycles, such as the Latin American cycle, organised recently

    Krupnicza 38
www.kinoparadox.herokuapp.com
   Programme in English
    +48 12 430 00 15

Podgórze

KIKA KINOKAWIARNIA   
The first cinema in Podgórze and voted one of the 50 best art house cinemas in Europe. If you are looking for the coziest and most familiar, where you can lay down in pufs and watch your movie in a tinny room after grabbing a cup of coffee or a beer, this is the best choice in Kraków. Especially on Tuesday, the cheapest day of the week. Child friendly screenings for parents with children.  małakika and kinobambino  ( for 3-7yr olds) and mums and babies)   Topped off with a cosy cafe and great Czech beer.

   Jana Zamoyskiego 50, Kraków
www.kinokika.pl
   Programme in English
  Very Child Friendly
    +48 12 296 41 52

 

Nowa Huta

Sfinks
Sfinks is more than a cinema, it also serves as a meeting point for film aficionados.  Apart from screenings, this venue features a Film Club, responsible for organising a variety of cinematographic events.     os. Górali 5
www.kinosfinks.pl
   Programme in English

    +48 12 644 27 65

 

MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
Now we turn to the more mainstream multiscreen complexes with the most recent commercial films. You know what to expect: huge rooms with comfortable seats and equipped with all the high-tech extras that the digital cinema era has to offer.

MULTIKINO

   Dobrego Pasterza 128
   Programme in English
   +48 12 298 46 10 or  +48 12 298 46 24

 

CINEMA CITY
Cinema City International is the largest operator of multiplex cinemas in Central Eastern Europe.  It runs a chain of Cinema City and IMAX theatres all around Poland. In Kraków alone, you can find three of them.
IMAX – VIP – 4DX – EVENTS – CINEMA HIRE – MONTHLY PASSES – CHILD & SCHOOL PROMOS

CINEMA CITY – GALERIA PLAZA
     al. Pokoju 44
   Programme in English:
  +48 12 290 90 90 or +48 12 295 95 95

CINEMA CITY – GALERIA PLAZA IMAX
     al. Pokoju 44
   Programme in English:
  +48 12 290 90 90 or +48 12 295 95 95

CINEMA CITY – GALERIA KAZIMIERZ
     Podgórska 34
   Programme in English
    +48 12 254 54 54

CINEMA CITY – BONARKA
   Kamieńskiego 11
   Programme in English
   +48 12 299 99 99

CINEMA CITY – ZAKOPIANKA
   Zakopiańska 62
   Programme in English
   +4812 295 95 95

Other Resources
    Kraków Cinema Map
    Online Cinema Guide – www.kino.krakow.pl
   Summer Outdoor Cinema Guide

 

OTHER CINEMAS

KINO 7D Max
www.kino7dmax.pl
From their website:
The characteristic feature of this small cinema is  – 3D effect, but also added dimensions, that is 7D. Watching the show, the viewer feels the senses – the smell, the air, the temperature, the vibration, the change of position, the touch. 7D max cinema is also an amazing sound system, which further assists the reception of what the viewer sees in the movie theatre.

An additional enhancement effect is the upgraded seats – the option of moving the seat forward and backward and sideways. For movie fans of excitement, this place will fulfil the dream of losing itself in the cinematic world of cinema. Tickets for the selected shows are valid as well as discounted. It is possible to book seats and select the screening by electronic means, it is primarily concerned with larger groups, min. 10 people.

Florianska 36, Kraków
Reservations: + 12 341 58 40

As Winter descends, we’d like to end by giving you a reminder that, when Summer returns, you can enjoy a large offering of outdoor cinema in Kraków.  Check out or outdoor cinema guide from Sumer 2017.

   Outdoor Cinema Guide – Kraków, Summer 2017

Special thanks to the newest member of the Kraków Expats Directory team, Filipe Olival for compiling this guide.

Read the first of our  Kraków Expats Directory film reviews of the movie ‘A Ghost  Story, by Magdalena Narewska

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