You Can Watch Movies on a Boat at This New Cinema in Prague
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You Can Watch Movies on a Boat at This New Cinema in Prague

Elizabeth Preske
Kinolod Cinema Boat in Prague
Courtesy of Kinolod

With summer just around the corner, outdoor movies are on the verge of popping up at parks, beaches, and rooftops in cities around the world.

But there's one movie theater in Prague that, while not actually outdoors, has upped the ante by virtue of being on a boat — and it's open all year round.

Anchored in the Vltava river, Kinolod first opened in Prague 7's Holešovice quarter in February 2019, Lonely Planet reports. For just Kč130 ($5.67), cinephiles can watch a film on this refurbished, 1925 transshipment vessel, to be enjoyed with a beer from the onboard bar.

Kinolod Cinema Boat in Prague
Courtesy of Kinolod
Kinolod Cinema Boat in Prague
Courtesy of Kinolod

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If the idea of going to a movie theater in a country where you do not speak the language sounds intimidating, rest easy. Kinolod plays Czech movies, but you can watch some of them with English subtitles, or opt to watch an international film. Before you purchase your ticket, head to the cinema's website to see which Czech films are subtitled and which U.S. films are dubbed.

Kinolod Cinema Boat in Prague
Courtesy of Kinolod

Adding to its cool factor, Kinolod is more than just an 80-seat movie theater: it also doubles as a concert venue. After special film viewings, the theater moves the screen to unveil a stage, where music inspired by the movie is performed.

Kinolod Cinema Boat in Prague
Courtesy of Kinolod

For those who get seasick, you can still partake in the fun. According to Lonely Planet, Kinolod plans to eventually play outdoor movies next to the boat, on the left bank of the Vltava.

Want to make a whole day out of your trip to Holešvoice? Before or after your movie, be sure to shop the boutiques on Veverkova Street, check out one — or more — of the district's many art galleries, and head to Letna Park for stunning views of the city.

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