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Cinema, Nightclubs in Prague


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Czech cinema began with Jan Krizenecky. The first Czech film-maker, he first exhibited at the Architecture and Engineering Exhibition in June 1898 three short comic films known as "Cesky Kinematograf". The industry has built slowly, like many places, not able to compete with Hollywood films. Some Czech film studios have become known for their work in the field of animation and puppet films. Interestingly, the 2006 James Bond film- Casino Royale was primarily shot at Barrandov Studios in Prague.

There are a range of cinemas in the city, from the Indian art house, to the international mega-theatres. Most show Western movies in their original language with Czech subtitles. Average ticket price ranges from 100 CZK to 200 CZK.

Online listings can be found at:
http://prague.tv/cinema-listings/.

There are several cinemas located close to Wenceslas Square. For a sample of possible cinemas throughout the city:

Palace Cinemas Slovansky dum
Address: Na prikope 22, Prague 1
Phone: (+420) 257 181 212

Village Cinemas Andel
Address: Radlicka 1E, Praha 5
Tickets: from 159 CZK.

Kino Svetozor
This is a good choice if you want to see some Czech films with English subtitles.
Address: Vodickova 41, New Town (metro station Mustek)
Tickets: from 100 CZK

Lucerna
This is one of the oldest cinemas in Prague. Both Czech and English language films are screened here.
Address: Vodickova 36, New Town

Cinema City Flora
Address: Vinohradska 149, Praha 3
Tickets: from 159 CZK

Nightclubs

Beer is drunk morning, afternoon and night which makes finding a place to order a brew easy. Different venues offer different vibes with the Old Town offering loads of approachable, but often touristy, bars. Czech beers are regarded as some of the best, and cheapest, in the world meaning you will have trouble going too wrong in this city. Notable brands include: Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Staropramen and Budweiser (Budvar).

The average wage for bar staff tends to be low (about 50Kc an hour), so tipping is appreciated. About 10% is acceptable.

Clubs & Lounges

Prague Beer Museum
Here you can try 30 different Czech beers, all on tap. The menu is detailed, offering a page to each beer.
Address: Praha 1, Dlouha 46

Tretters
An upscale place that focuses on a well made drink. This is the place to spend some cash, enjoy a cocktail, and fell like James Bond in Casino Royale.
Address: Praha 1, V Kolkovne 3

Klub Lavka
Indoor/outdoor space with two dance floors, seven bars, and outdoor garden. The riverside terrace allows clubbers to watch the pedestrians on the Charles Bridge.
Address: Praha 1, Novotneho lavka 1

Alternatiff
An alternative to the intense club scene, this place has a small cellar bar comprised of four art-decked rooms. great location in the middle of Stare Mesto.
Address: Karlova 25, Praha 1

Bordo
From hip hop to indie rock, this place books a variety of live acts.
Address: Praha 2, Vinohradska 40

Karlovy Lazne
Not to be missed, this mega club is multi level with a magnificent view of the Vltava River and Charles Bridge. Bottom of the house has typical club house music, upstairs has 70s disco, further up there is mellow electronica, and rock is played at the top.
Address: Praha 1, Smetanovo nabrezi 198

M1
Grey and industrial looking, the sign outside blatantly states "No Stag Parties". A chill lounge in which to down a pilsner and chat with friends.
Address: Praha 1, Masna 1

Vertigo
A pleasant cafe transforms at night. Electro and trance music are played with some of the best DJs in town spinning. Theme nights are popular.
Address: Praha 1, Havelska 4

Meloun
Very popular club located in the center. Often crowded with tourists, it is convenient.
Address: Praha 1, Michalska 12

Misch Masch
This club has reached legendary status and has recently been refurbished.
Address: Praha 7, Veletrzni 61

N11
Known for its hip hop, this labyrinthine of underground rooms is insanely cool.
Address: Praha 1, Narodni 11

RadostFX
The glitziest club in town. Dress up and come for the experience.
Address: Praha 2, Belehradska 120

Roxy
Large and loud, this is one of the most popular clubs in Prague. The eclectic "Free Mondays" are always enjoyable.
Address: Praha 1, Dlouha 33

U Bukanyra
This unusual spot is a floating bar and club. Small, friendly and always busy.
Address: Praha 1, Nabrezi L. Svobody

Vagon
A communist dance hall, this place still offers artwork from the era.
Address: Praha 1, Narodni 25

For further direction, take a look at the Prague Nightlife Directory.

Update 27/01/2011



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