A fantastic art house cinema in the city cente.
There is a good choice of places to watch movies in Ljubljana but my favourite is Kinodvor cinema. It’s open seven days a week and shows a huge variety of international films including many that are either in English or have English subtitles. The front of the cinema has an attractive bar and in the summer months, the outdoor courtyard behind the building is opened up for al fresco showings.
Kinodvor cinema is located in the north of the city, just within the central district. That makes it an easy ten minutes stroll from Prešeren Square or the old town. If you’re travelling around by city bike (and I recommend that you do), there is a Bicikelj station right outside the cinema so it’s easy to grab or return a bike when you need.
In addition to its regular showings, Kinodvor cinema also shows films in other settings around Ljubljana and is a great contributor to the audiovisual culture of the city. In June for example, Kinodvor participates in the Ljubljana festival and projects classic films onto a huge screen in Congress Square. I’ve had some of the most memorable cinematic experiences of my life sat in the warm evening watching Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot” or seeing Greata Garbo in “Ninotchka”.
And if you’re lucky enough to be visiting in November, you might find that your trip coincides with the fantastic Ljubljana International film festival (LIFFE). Here Kinodvor is one of a number of cinemas that open their doors to new films and you’ll be able to watch a huge range of movies from all around the world. Many of them already have English subtitles and the Slovene ones are added below so it’s easy for us to enjoy as well. I’ve attended LIFFE three times and each opened my eyes to some incredible new work. It’s almost worth a trip on its own.