The Ptuj City Cinema is a historical venue in which its first film screening took place almost 120 years ago. Even though the cinema is now equipped with a state-of-the-art digital projector, which allows it to screen a diverse and contemporary cinematic programme, it strives to preserve the building’s romantic retro flair.
It is managed by the Ptuj Centre for Cultural Activities (CID Ptuj).
Besides running a regular programme of quality film as part of the Art Cinema Network, the cinema caters to an audience of all ages. Babies can attend their first screenings with their parents at the Baby to the Cinema (Z dojenčkom v kino) programme (a great way for new parents to by able to keep up with films). The Little Cinema Garden (Kino vrtiček) brings the preschool kids a creative and playful workshop after screenings of selected children’s films, while Cinemascope (Kinoskop) aims to take a deeper look into the world of cinema for children over 8 years.
There is also the Ceiling-less Cinema (Kino brez stropa) film programme during the summer, held at the Ptuj Castle. The screenings of carefully selected films are accompanied by engaging lectures, debates, concerts, presentations and other events. The cinema also organises school screenings and cinema visits, hosts festivals and presents other events.