The name Kina Lumière symbolizes a return to the essence of cinema and at the same time pays tribute to the film's founders. The history of the old Lumière Cinema in Špitálská began to be written on September 12, 1976, its four cinemas, club and café premises were then named Filmový klub. The author of the project of this object was Ing. Arch. Pavol Ondreička, the cinema belonged to the Slovak Film Headquarters. Since the beginning of its existence, the film club has been the place of most formal and informal meetings not only of spectators with film, but also of filmmakers, for whom this place has become a "stand" of Slovak film. At present, the primary interest of the operators is to build on this tradition of the Film Club as dignified as possible and to further develop it.
Cinema Lumière offers visitors four cinemas, two with partially barrier-free access (K1, K2).
The program concept of Kina Lumière corresponds to its character as a film club. Priorities are Slovak film, European cinematography and archival cinema. It features regular cycles as well as shows and festivals.
Kino Lumière is the first cinema in Slovakia to win the Film Journalists' Award for dramaturgy.
In 2014, Lumière won the Europa Cinemas award for best dramaturgy.
The cinema box office is open daily 30 minutes before the start of the first performance.
The box office closes ten minutes after the start of the last performance of the day.
The cash desk is usually open at least from 18:00 to 20:00.