Located within the MKC Prlekija Youth Centre, Prlekija Regional Multimedia Centre serves the region between Podravje and Pomurje, with the aim of promoting multimedia creativity and thereby opening up new possibilities in the areas of communication, education and creative work. New technology is accessible free of charge to anyone interested in digital culture and new media resources. Free Internet access and use of ICT equipment enables the local population to become acquainted with new media and produce multimedia projects. To date several intermedia artistic projects and civil society programmes have been implemented via the Centre’s social activities, workshops and entertainment programmes. The Klopotec.net, a regional portal has been developed.
Ljutomer Public Library is housed in the old Town Hall (Mestna hiša) at Glavni trg square in Ljutomer and its origin dates back to 1893. The 560-square-metre library incorporates a 16-seat reading room and offers a wide range of literature to its users (70,000 monograph units and 70 periodicals). It functions as a classical library and as a multimedia information centre for the school population and other communities living in Ljutomer, Razkrižje, Veržej, and Križevci.
In addition to library activities the public institute also engages in museum, gallery and cinematography activities taking place at Ljutomer Culture House, which is run by the library. The museum comprises a general collection about Ljutomer (called Lotmerk) and the Prlekija Region, the Tabor Movement Collection as well as the Karol Grossmann Collection.
Ljutomer Town Hall
Dating from 1833, Ljutomer Town Hall is a seven-axial, two-storey building with a triangular wing pavilion, articulated at the bottom with Tuscan columns and ending in a triangular, richly-profiled gable with an original clock in the centre. The entrance portal dates from 1837 and has two Tuscan columns, an accentuated balcony and an original balustrade with the town’s coat-of-arms.
The Ljutomer Culture House and the Ljutomer Public Library are run by the Ljutomer Institute for Culture and Education. The venue is used for many events run by local and regional cultural associations and schools. Its most prominent programme have been cinema screenings, especially vivid on the occasion of the annual Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival. During this lively and unique film festival, the Ante Trstenjak Gallery, located next door to the culture house, displays photo exhibitions, exhibitions of film posters, and film props.
Art Cinema Karol Grossmann
In November 2017 the Art kino Karol Grossmann was founded on the location, being the only art cinema in the Pomurje region.
The Festival is a member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF), a network of 25 festivals from 19 countries, promoting European fantastic film across the globe. Upon the invitation by the Slovenian Film Centre, the Grossmann Festival frequently presents their activities at the Marché du Film in Cannes. Its programme has also been hosted post-festum in Zagreb, Belgrade and Lyon. The Festival programme regularly screens selected films from the MIFF network and partner festivals: the Australian A Night of Horror, the Festival of Serbian Fantasy Films, the Croatian Trash Film Festival.