Since 2007 Kino Velenje began operating in town once again, offering film projections on the weekends and special projections during the summer and for schools. The film projections take place at the Hotel Paka on Rudarska Street, constructed by the designs of functionalist architect Stanislav Rohrman in 1961. The latest box office hits and art film production are presented in the hotel’s largest hall with 250 seats and its smaller hall with 60 seats.
Since the recent institutional reorganisation, Kino Velenje operates as a part of the Velenje Festival Institute, which is run by the Municipality of Velenje. The cinema is a part of the Art Cinema Network, which distributes selected art film production around Slovenia. Today, almost half of the film programme at Kino Velenje is composed of art film production.
During the famous Pika’s Festival in September, the cinema organises Pika’s Cinema, a one-week festival of children’s and teen films. In the summer, the open-air cinema Zvezde pod zvezdami [Stars under the Stars] is organised and presented on various locations in town. On different occasions the cinema presents the recent film production in thematically rounded projections.