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Location

The city of Košice

In 2016, Art Film Fest moved house to Košice, chiefly drawn by the city’s more accommodating infrastructure. The cultural and economic hub of eastern Slovakia, Košice is an ideal location for a film festival.

Cinemas and cultural venues

Art Film Fest will be held in the centre of Košice. The programme of accompanying events for the wider public will take place on the city’s Hlavná ulica (Main Street). Films will be screened at the venues listed below.

Kunsthalle

Capacity: 550 seats. Thanks to its architectural features, Košice’s Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) is primarily used for holding international exhibitions, workshops and more intimate events focused on the new generation.
Address: Rumanova, 04001 Košice

Kulturpark

Capacity: two screening rooms with 150 seats each. This former military area is now a creative district bristling with life. Košice’s new cultural venue provides spaces for socializing, creative work and presenting various genres of modern art.
Address: Kukučínova 2, 04001 Košice

Kino Slovan

Capacity: 310 + 144 seats. This cinema is located in the rear section of the Old City Hall on Košice’s Hlavná ulica.
Address: Hlavná 59, 04001 Košice

Kino Úsmev

Capacity: 300 seats. Kino Úsmev is a fully digital cinema with screenings all day, seven days a week. The latest technology delivers audiences a first-rate cinematic experience and offers businesses a unique way to present and promote on the big screen.
Address: Kasárenské námestie 1, 04001 Košice

Tabačka Kulturfabrik

Tabačka Kulturfabrik is an independent cultural centre with two auditoriums (300 and 80 seats, respectively). A versatile venue for exhibitions and residences, it is fully equipped for film, theatre, music/dance and multimedia presentations.
Address: Gorkého 2, 04001 Košice

The Amphitheatre

Capacity: 3,000 seats. With seating for 3,000 spectators, Košice’s Amphitheatre has been recognized throughout the region since its construction in 1954. The first summertime film screenings here date back to 1965’s “Filmový Festival Pracujúcich” (Workers’ Film Festival), which, after many years in the city’s cinemas, had been relocated to the amphitheatre. It was here on Saturday, 19 June 1965, that the premiere of Oscar-winning film The Shop on Main Street, set in the Slovak town of Sabinov and starring Jozef Kroner, was seen by a whopping 20,000 viewers.
Address: Festivalové námestie, 04001 Košice