Cinemas in Slovakia launch online film screenings

A group of 18 cinemas are involved in the initiative.

Cinema Tatran in Poprad.Cinema Tatran in Poprad. (Source: TASR)

Since cinemas are closed due to the coronavirus, their owners have decided to screen films for cinema-goers in the comfort of their own homes.

“Culture was the first to be hit by coronavirus restrictions and will be the last to return to normal,” cinema owners explained their motivation to start the initiative on their website.

Related articleKino Lumiére starts online screening Read more 

A group of 18 cinemas is launching the “Kino z gauča” (Cinema from the Couch) project, which will enable film lovers to watch Slovak and international movies. Each cinema offers the same list of films.

Although people can watch films at home on their computers and smartphones, this type of film streaming will always start at the hour scheduled by cinemas. People will not be able to pause the film or watch it more than once on multiple devices.

People can check out which films are being screened and buy tickets, which cost €3, on the website of one of the involved cinemas.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

E-quarantine now possible via Apple phones (news digest)

Court proceeding over controversial cheques postponed and the police reportedly detained the head of the Bratislava ring-road constructor. Roundup of news from May 29.

The primary school in Prešov is preparing for reopening on June 1.

Gabčík and Kubiš were taken in by an English family while they prepared for the assassination of Heydrich

The Ellisons had no idea about Operation Anthropoid, which resulted in the assassination of the main Holocaust architect by Czechoslovak paratroopers.

The administrator of the Porchester Gate building in London, where the Czechoslovak military intelligence service was based during the Second World War and where secret agents planned Operation Anthropoid, shows photos of the event's executors - Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík.

Slovakia-based US musician creates his 'Ghost Sex Empire'

Francisco Mejia and his debut album 'Ghost Sex Empire' prove that dreams are attainable after years.

American musician Francisco Mejia recorded his debut album 'Ghost Sex Empire' in Slovakia. He is already working on the concept of his sophomore record.

Coronavirus may ruin Slovakia's music clubs for good

Without help, another COVID-19 wave could be the final nail in the coffin.

Club goers listen to live music at the Stromoradie music club in Prešov in 2019.