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ARS Cinema
ul. św. Tomasza 11

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Editor's review

This is perhaps the smartest cinema in Cracow, a very gracious place that's spread across two former mansions just off the market square. There are five screens in all, the most inspiring being the Reduta which is in an old ballroom, making this a distinctly Cracovian experience. The quality of the films is correspondingly high, with a good mix of international hits alongside some lesser known European gems.

Editor & Krakow Local


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Best of the Best. Better than Kino Pod Baranami

Reply Jan 28th, 2015

Definitely it's the best Cinema in Cracow!!

Reply Jan 26th, 2015
Pierre Paul

The Best cinema In Cracow!

Reply Sep 24th, 2013
Nigel Bray
United Kingdom

A wonderful place in danger of closing down. We saw a film there yesterday and it was wonderful. Seek it needs your support.

Reply Sep 21st, 2013

This cinema is charming a true trail blazer in its time. Now in danger from hungry developers

Reply Sep 21st, 2013
United States

It's definitely worth check out this cinema. They play a good mix of arthouse and some mainstream movies, and the theater itself is really unique.

Reply Jun 21st, 2010
United States

One of my favourite cinemas in Krakow. Especially Reduta!

Reply May 22nd, 2009
Rebecca D
United Kingdom

If you are looking for the Poland's Cinema Paradiso, a world away from the anonymous multiplexes, then this is the place! A unique experience and probably one of the last old movie theatres left in Europe.

Reply Oct 3rd, 2008
Martin Conroy
United Kingdom

Fabulous. Smallest little screen I've ever been in where they have a bar so you can have a beer during the movie. Rickety spiral staircase to the balcony with enough space for 6 or 7 people. Old fashioned projector so the movie stops for an interval so that they can change the reels. Definitely worth a visit

Reply Oct 3rd, 2008

They always show some of the more offbeat movies that you will not find in the mainstream shopping centre cinemas. Cheap too.

Reply Mar 11th, 2008
United States

Wow- What a surprise!! Go here- this is a unique theater experience you will not regret!!

Reply Jun 14th, 2007
Fabrice Wojtysiak

Na pomoc! Szukam Polskie Kroniki Filmowe (originalne tasmy filmowe 16 mm i 35mm) jako kolekcjoner , dzieki

Reply Feb 12th, 2006
United States

yo!what up homies, this place is tite. Halla back!!!!!

Reply Feb 9th, 2006

gggrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaattttttttt !

Reply Oct 13th, 2005
Fabrice Wojtysiak

thank you ! Dziekuje bardzo za wspanialy wieczorek ogladajac polskie kroniki filmowe w Kiniarnij oraz za mily usmiech , brawo!

Reply Sep 16th, 2005
Steve Malone
United States

This is a fun place, I have to say. I agree with the previous writer - it just has so much more atmosphere than new cinemas. You can see the projectionist hanging out of the window overlooking the main street sometimes, having a cigarette! Very cool, man! Best of all, try and get into the TINY cinema in the annexe - probably fits about 20 people, smaller even than the famous Minema in London!

Reply Nov 3rd, 2004
Martin H
United Kingdom

Slightly run-down but atmosperic and lively cinema - a brilliant change from the cheerless multiplexes of Western Europe, and right in the heart of the Old Town. Plays lots of blockbusters (normally in English with Polish subtitles) as well as a number of Art House Classics. Nice little internet cafe in the annexe, popcorn, soda, the works!

Reply Jul 17th, 2004
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