17. 7. 2017. – On 17 July 2017, another full member joined the Cinema Network – Đuro Arnold Public Open University, managing the cinema in Ivanec. The history of cinema activities in Ivanec dates back to the spring of 1920. Entrepreneur Rudolf Patrlić owned the first cinema/theatre in Ivanec, ‘Prosvjeta’, in no. 5 Mačkovac. For a while the theatre also served as a gym, and later hosted the two-year School for Boys. The first screening took place on 4 April 1920. It was Queen of Spades by Pyotr Chardynin, filmed in 1910 and based on the story by the Russian romantic poet Pushkin. In 1947, the cinema was taken over by the Department of Education of Ivanec County, which managed the premises until 1951. The following year came the new management, Ivanec Agricultural Cooperative. The cinema was built next to the former Cooperative House, new equipment was installed and the Coop operated the cinema until 1963, when it was taken over by the People’s University, today’s Đuro Arnold Public Open University. Activity ran continuously until 2013, when the cinema was temporarily closed. The theatre was renovated in 2016, and reconstruction and modernisation resulted in an exemplary mixed-use space with high-end equipment, intended primarily for film screenings, as well as concerts, theatrical performances, festivals, conferences etc. The screening schedule and other information are available on the official PUO website.
On 4 July 2017, another full member joined the Cinema Network – August Cesarec Centre for Culture and Cinema, managing the Kinoteka cinema and Tuškanac Summer Cinema. August Cesarec Centre for Culture and Cinema and its activities and programming stimulate promotion of culture and art, artistic expression, development of creativity, life quality improvement, cultural heritage awareness, ecological awareness, lifelong learning, independent decision-making, activating individual and collective responsibility, as well as promotion of culture of non-violence and democracy. August Cesarec Centre for Culture and Cinema continues the long tradition of cinema profession, since recently also at Tuškanac Summer Cinema, Dubravkin put bb. In addition to partnering with renowned Croatian festivals, the Centre’s programming strategy focuses on systematic screening of relevant titles covering all genres in film history, mainly European and generally non-American production, but not excluding contemporary and the most prolific – American production of all genres. The programming strives to achieve a balance between older and more recent film history, with relevant contemporary titles of all genres. The screening schedule and other information about the Centre are available on the official website.
On May 10th 2017 Korčula Centre for Culture managing Korčula Home of Culture became full member od our Cinema Network. Korčula Home of Culture was built in 1956 and is located in the very centre of the town of Korčula. Film screenings were always held (with shorter interruptions) and 2005. year hall was a fully restored, new Dolby surround system was built in and 35 mm projectors were refurbished. Korčula Home of Culture is the only cinema on the island of Korčula, and it was the only cinema in all Croatian islands that entered the digitization project in 2012 conducted by the Ministry of culture and the Croatian audiovisual Centre. Cinema hall is a multi-purpose hall where the social and cultural events are held throughout the year. Its capacity is 250 seats, and if necessary in the parterre can accommodate an additional 130 chairs which significantly increases the capacity of the hall. For screening schedule and other information, visit the official web site of the Centre for Culture here.
On April 25th 2017. we have become richer for another member. Public Open University Matija Antun Relković Nova gradiška which manages a multi-functional Hall Relković has become full member of our Cinema Network. Nova Gradiška has a great cinema history. Somewhere at the beginning of the century in the main street, today’s home family Mikić, cinema “Uranija” was working. ‘ 41. changed its name to “Slikokaz Europa”, in ’47. continues to operate under the name “kinematograf Psunj,” and during 50’s new contemporary cinema building was opened in today’s Street Miroslav Kraljevic. It worked there until year 2006 with small interruptions in the mid-90s. The cinema was digitalized this year and first projection was held on April 7th in the multifunctional hall Relković. For screening schedule and other information, visit the official web site of the University here.
On June 13th 2016 Cinema Marof managed by Public Open University Novi Marof became equal member of Cinema Network. Cinema Marof is located at Centre for Culture “Ivan Rabuzin” that is built in 2011 on the same place that old cinema was and where projections have not yet held. Plan and wish that team POU Novi Marof has is to revitalize cinema and continuously maintain film screenings for all age groups. Cinema Marof programme is here.
On 8th March 2016. Cinema network welcomed a new full member, Đakovo Centre for culture. Đakovo Centre for culture is cultural institution established on 16th May 1994 as one of the succesor of National University ” A. Cesarec ” in Đakovo. Đakovo Centre for culture is in charge for realisation of film programme, scene programme (drama, folklore and other perrformances) and art exhibitions. Programs marking significant dates in Đakovo, programs for primary and secondary schools from Đakovo as well as book presentations, lectures and political debates are held in the hall of the Centre. Đakovo Centre for culture programme is here.
On 19 January 2016 Mediterranean Film Festival Split has become an equal member of the Cinema Network. “Kino Mediteran” is a traveling cinema that aims at restoring movie repertoire in smaller towns throughout Dalmatia where cinemas have long been closed. It is a year-round project in Lastovo, Hvar, Komiža and Bol, whereas in other towns it takes place during the summer season in the form of weekly screenings or three-day visits. The long-term goal of the project is to include as many towns as possible into the year-round cinema network. Cinema programme is here.
30 September 2015 cinema MM centre managed by Student Centre in Zagrebu, became full member of Cinema Network. Since 2015, MM Centre’s film programme takes place under the concept of Short Images (Kratke slike) and focuses on the short film form, neglected in regular cinema listings, and on the presentation of in the broader public insufficiently represented aspects of film art and poetics, like experimental film and works by young filmmakers, as well as the sociological and cultural aspect of film festivals in smaller environments. Cinema programme is here.
Cinema Hrvatski dom in Pakrac managed by Culture and Arts Association ‘Sloga’ Pakrac on August 21 2015 has become an equal member of the Cinema Network. Cinema Hrvatski dom has a long tradition, whichwas cut short in 1991 because the beginning of the Homeland War when theater building was set on fire and completely destroyed. The building of the Hrvatski dom was renovated in 2001, and work began in 2013, when was digitalised due to the program of the Ministry of Culture and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Hall theater is air-conditioned and consists of 290 seats. Cinema Hrvatski dom works exclusively thanks to the voluntary work of its members KPD “Sloga” Pakrac. Program cinema is here.
In Mid-july 2015 Cinema Network welcomed a new full member, the Summer Cinema Hid – Vis, Gradina Vis d.o.o., the company managing Hrid Summer Cinema in Vis. Hrid Summer Cinema is up and running since 1969 and on today’s location it has been acting uninterruptedly for the past 45 years. Hrid Summer Cinema is also called ‘a million stars cinema’ – it is located right by the sea, which makes this cinema in Vis one of the most beautiful cinemas off the Croatian coast. The screenings run from mid-June to mid-September, and the listings are available on the cinema’s official Facebook page on this link.
Early in June 2015, Restart, the cinema exhibitor operating Dokukino KIC, also became a full member of the Cinema Network. Dokukino KIC is specific as it specialises in documentary films only. Aside from regular documentary releases, it screens entries from the selections of many regional festivals, such as Zagreb Film Festival, Motovun Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Liburnia Film Festival, Dokufest, Mediteran Film Festival etc. Dokukino’s line-up is available on the official website here.
In mid-May 2015 we were honoured to welcome Gradsko kino Sinj d.o.o., operating the Sinj Town Cinema, founded in 2004 and running uninterruptedly since. The Cinema changed location several times and has been active on its current location since 1988, when the building was renovated. The theatre has 521 seats and the Sinj Town Cinema’s schedule is available on the official Facebook page, on the following link.