Krpanov dom Pivka

Pivka

CONTACTS


Krpanov dom Pivka

Prečna ulica 1 SI-6257 , Pivka

Visit website

Krpanov dom (Krpan’s Home) is a multipurpose centre in the small town of Pivka in southwest Slovenia’s Karst region. Named after the Slovenian folklore hero Martin Krpan, otherwise a fictitious character, it houses a library, gallery, cinema hall and similar cultural venues for public use, thus making it the central municipal and regional cultural and social institution.

History

Built in 1976, Krpanov dom was initially called the JNA Home (Yugoslav People’s Army Home) and then the Pivka Home. The beginnings of the renovation that changed the purpose of the building date back to 2005. However, the actual renovation took place from 2013 to 2015, when the renovated centre re-opened under the name Krpanov dom. The renovation was led by the Municipality of Pivka.

Spaces & programme

With its library, gallery and cinema, Krpanov dom provides important social and cultural activities for the residents of Pivka.

The Pivka branch of the Beno Zupančič Library Postojna, with some 24,000 units, received a face-lift during the renovations complete with a reading room and a special corner for children.

Part of the building is intended for a gallery, which hosts exhibitions of various works of art. Krpanov dom also houses a multipurpose hall that functions as Kino Pivka (Pivka Cinema), the main regional cinema.

The entrance hall presents a central communication area, which is also intended for socialising and other public events. Krpanov dom also acts as a branch of the Intergenerational Centre for the Littoral-Inner Carniola region, where young people and the elderly can socialise.

Kino Pivka

Pivka

CONTACTS


Kino Pivka

Prečna ulica 1 SI-6257, Pivka

Visit website

Kino Pivka (Pivka Cinema) is housed in the Krpanov dom Pivka, a multipurpose centre (renovated in 2015) in the small town of Pivka in the Karst region of southwestern Slovenia. The hall that also functions as a cinema is actually the main regional cinema.

Programme

Kino Pivka aims to differentiate itself from commercial cinemas; it runs a cinema programme based on diverse film genres for all generations and also includes quality festival films

Networking

Kino Pivka is a member of the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia, and, consequently, is involved in a project of national film education in which all Slovenian schools participate.

The venue

The hall includes a JBL sound system and a projection screen with the dimensions of 9m x 5m, which represents the second-largest foldable projection screen in Slovenia. Projections take place on the BARCO DCP projector with a Dolby 3D projection system; multimedia can also be projected from DVD and Blu-ray.

The venue is also appropriated for theatre performances, music concerts as well as other cultural and educational activities.

The venue accommodates 252 visitors; with more than 3,000 visitors attending the film programme annually.