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Already in 1912 there was the first cinema in Trenčianske Teplice. It was called Olimpia and stood approximately on the site of today's Savoy House.

Cinema Prameň

Already in 1912 there was the first cinema in Trenčianske Teplice. It was called Olimpia and stood approximately on the site of today's Savoy House.

The Kursalon building was created by the architect Kotschi at the initiative of Ifigénie d´Harcourt and was ceremoniously opened in 1892. Due to the fact that the building burned down twice, its current appearance is clearly different from the original. Nevertheless, it still serves its original purpose - for cultural events. The oldest chamber festival in Central Europe, called Music Summer (1937), is also regularly held here.

Kino Prameň became a part of it in the part that was reconstructed after the fire.

In the beginning it belonged to the Auschwitz discussion.

Later, the City of Trenčianske Teplice started operating the cinema, with the rent paid by Kúpeľ. The cinema served its purpose for many years. However, when Peter Hledík came up with the idea of creating a film festival in Trenčianske Teplice, the premises needed to be improved.

For many months, the cinema was reconstructed so that in 1993 it was ready for the 1st year of the Artfilm film festival. Art Film Fest is currently the longest-running international film festival without interruption. In 2014, it was already its 22nd year.

The tradition of Artfilm was created thanks to the initiative of the film director, the long-term artistic director of the festival Petr Hledík and the film director Vladimír Štric, who until 2004 worked as the program director. From the very beginning, the Slovak actress Božidara Turzonovová participated in the preparation of the festival as the chairwoman of the festival committee.

Just at the beginning of the 1990s, film studios at Koliba ceased to exist, funding for Slovak cinema was rapidly depleted, and films ceased to be made. So Artfilm wanted to replace live cinematography. The first year began on June 14, 1993 in Trenčianske Teplice under the auspices of UNESCO. It was a chamber screening of documentaries. It was screened only in the Prameň Cinema. At that time, about 400 spectators watched 102 screened films during the 6 days of the festival. By comparison, in 2010 it was 38,305 spectators.

Since 1995, the Actor's Mission Award has been presented in Trenčianske Teplice as part of the festival. Its first laureate was the Italian actor Franco Nero. In the list of those who have won the award so far, we can find names such as Geraldine Chaplin, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gina Lollobrigida, Catherine Deneuve, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti and Gérard Depardieu. Among Slovak and Czech personalities, Jozef Kroner, Emília Vášáryová, Ladislav Chudík, Jiří Bartoška, Marián Labuda, Jaromír Hanzlík, Iva Janžurová and Bolek Polívka won the award.

At present, Kino Prameň has become one of the modern digital cinemas.

In 2013, the cinema was digitized.
In 2014, a complete reconstruction of the heating and air conditioning in the cinema took place. The seating was replaced and the carpet laid. Furthermore, the entrance to the cinema was restored and the sanitary facilities were connected with the rest of the Kursalon.


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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By train, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby, Paid parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 17.3.2020

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Phone: +421 918 635 199
Website: kino.teplice.sk
Cinema Prameň
Kino Prameň
17. novembra 314/32
914 51  Trenčianske Teplice
Region: Trenčiansky
District: Trenčín
Area: Stredné Považie
 48.908311, 18.176928

Kino Prameň
17. novembra 314/32
914 51  Trenčianske Teplice

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