First Permanent Movie Theater Opened 100 years ago

Ponerp's cinema - the first movie theather in Prague opened 100 years ago The house At the Blue Pike (U Modré štiky) in the Karlova street was the host of the first movie theater opened in the former Czechoslovakia.

This occasion was celebrated this weekend in Lucerna, the longest – lasting movie theater of Prague. As you can expect, there were no pop-corns and large colas, the visitors of the occasion were given kind, short speeches. Speakers were important chracters of the Czech cinematography, like Zdenek Sverak, and actors, like Kveta Fialkova. The longest-working film projector, Mr. Janovec, who saw probably all the movies during his career, was awarded a price, for his unbelievable 65 years of service.

Topics of the short speeches were also comparison of multiplexes – devices for money and old cinemas – cultural devices. Olga Raitoralová often mentions the fact that the only competition to the multiplexes are art cinemas, but those can be effective to it’s best only in Prague. The best example would be the Aero cinema, that together with Evald, Světozor and MAT form the Axis 9 (Osa 9) association. Osa 9, because of the tram number 9, that connects them.

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