Cinema al Fresco

Artem Nikitin
14 July 2018

It is commonly believed the most expensive art-form in the world is cinema. This is probably not far from the truth, given the multi-million dollar budgets of Hollywood films. In summer, when you do not want to be cooped up at home, the lure of balmy nights draws the populace outdoors. Here in Kyiv, residents have the opportunity to watch their favorite actors on screen in the open air. What’s On presents our picks of the top five outdoor venues in Kyiv where you can indulge in the world of cinema.

An open-air cinema in the heart of the city, people here also indulge in more intellectual, spiritual, and leisure pursuits, such as games, yoga, smoking hookah, and drinking their favourite beverages. Among other things, there is also a food zone available.
Khreschatyk 2, near Ukrainian House
Open: 18.00 to 03.00
Tickets: Free
Pouf/chaise-longue: 65 UAH

Kino na Spivochomy
This spot for flicks is located in Pechersk Landscape Park, where there is a lush array of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other vegetation. Soft cushions, a view of the Paton Bridge and the left bank of Kyiv will complement the atmosphere accompanied by world cinema.
Lavrska 31
Open: 09.00 to 03.00
Tickets: Free
Pouf/chaise-longue: 50 UAH
Blankets: 25 UAH
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This place, which has become popular with many Kyiv residents, screens great movies right on the shores of the Dnipro. Film industry masterpieces from recent years play here, many of which were either Cannes or Venice Film Festival nominees or winners, or even stood in contention for or hold Oscar awards! Among films showing in UBK include Her, Redoubtable, You Were Never Really Here, Paterson, and many others.
Trukhaniv Island
Open: 21.30 to 23.30
Tickets: Free
Pouf/chaise-longue: 50 UAH
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The classic American-style ‘drive-in’, this theatre allows you to watch movies without leaving your car. There is even a mini-cafe, the menu of which is given to you at the entrance. Parked in accordance with the layout, you need to set your car’s radio to 97.3FM, which will broadcast the movie’s audio. For large vehicles, parking is provided only in the back rows. What to say – this is romance.
Pr Pobedy 44
Open: 22.00 to 23.59
Tickets: 120 – 150 UAH per vehicle

Park Cinema Kiev 
It is worthwhile to bring the whole family to this cinema as the box office offers family-friendly fare like Harry Potter, Dr Dolittle, Rush Hour, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The audience votes through Facebook on the choice of film. Presently, because of reconstruction in the area the park where the cinema is situated, it is taking a break. But management promise to resume screenings soon.
Park Natalka (Obolonska Naberezhna 15)
Open: 19.30
Tickets: Free
Pouf/chaise-longue: Free
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