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Cinemas in Poland

Polish Film and Cinema

Polish cinema has a long history going back as far as almost any country in Europe with the first cinema (kino) founded in Lodz (Łódź) in 1899. Today, there are cinemas in virtually every large town and city in Poland.

slubice kino piast

A photograph of Kino Piast (Piast Cinema) in Slubice, Poland, c.1964.

Here are three old images from our archive of cinemas during the Communist-era.

synagogue wolsztyn

The Tatry Cinema in Wolsztyn, western Poland, c.1970. The building was a synagogue before the war.

Notable Polish filmmakers / directors include: Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda, and Andrzej Żuławski. With the best known Polish films (outside of Poland) probably: A Short Film About Love; The Three Colours trilogy; and the The Double Life of Veronique.

Kino slupsk

The Kino Milenium (Millennium Cinema) in Slupsk, Poland, c.1974.

Related content on Polish Poland: Vote for your favourite Polish Film / Movie!

Lagow Film Festival

Lagow Film Festival poster

The small town of Lagow in Lubuskie, western Poland, plays host to the annual international film festival later this month. The festival main focus is on Eastern and Central European films and is open from 20th June to the 27th June. If you are a movie lovers you really need to start making your way there. We will most definitely be there for at least one of the seven days!

Related content on the Polish Poland website: images of Lagow through time.