STA, 27 June 2020 - Open-air cinema events are in the works this summer by the Slovenian Art Cinema Network (Art kino mreža Slovenije), which is to hold outdoor film screenings in 18 Slovenian cities and towns. The Ljubljana Kinodvor cinema has already opened its outdoor venue and plans to hold a number of events in July and August.
The 2020 Film Under the Stars, a series of open-air screenings in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle, will be held as well as a three-day free-of-charge event in Congress Square.
The former saw a record number of visitors in 2019 with 16,700 film buffs climbing the Castle Hill or riding the funicular railway up to the castle to enjoy a cinema experience.
This year's event will take place between 16 July and 8 August, showing recent hits and some avant-premieres as well as special screenings. The programme will be released on 1 July when tickets pre-sale starts too.
Meanwhile, the Congress Square event will be held between 11 and 13 August.
The open-air screenings are now even more fitting in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, reads the network's press release.
Apart from the capital, film buffs could enjoy open-air screenings this summer in a number of towns across the country, including Idrija, Izola, Krško, Ptuj, Radovljica, Celje and Slovenj Gradec.
The Summer Cinema locations will include castles, parks, abandoned swimming pool complexes and other intriguing venues.
Moreover, a drive-in cinema will be held in Ptuj with a two-day event.