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
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.
Open: 09.00 to 03.00
Pouf/chaise-longue: 50 UAH
Blankets: 25 UAH
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.
Open: 21.30 to 23.30
Pouf/chaise-longue: 50 UAH
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)
On 20 September, Kyiv will play host to the final of Miss Ukraine 2018 – a national annual contest that has been held since 1991. This year, 25 pretty girls, meticulously selected out of 15 000 applicants from all over the country, will compete for the coveted crown
The winner of Miss Ukraine 2018 will represent her country at the 68th Miss World contest involving contenders from more than 120 countries across the globe. China will play host to the prestigious beauty pageant on 8 December.
Apart from Miss Ukraine, another two participants will be named Miss Ukraine International and Miss Ukraine Earth. Winners of these titles will take part in the UNICEF-supported Miss International 2018 in Japan and the UN-supported Miss Earth 2018 taking place in the Philippines.
In a bold move, the US’ Miss America pageant this year eliminated its swimwear component, “aiming to evolve in this cultural revolution”, says the organisation’s chairwoman. The change has not affected the Ukrainian contingent however, which will go ahead with the traditional bikini round. In fact, this portion of the pageant in Kyiv will be accompanied to hits by well-known Ukrainian singer, NK. The theme? Earth, water, air, and fire, meant to emphasise the idea that each girl has her own beautiful element and unique driving force.
Miss Ukraine, with its total prize pool totaling 700 000 UAH, promises to be a stunning performance enhanced with a musical show featuring Monatik, Dzidzio, Kazka, Alekseev, Lucky4 and NeAngely. A TV version of the big event will be broadcast on 1+1 Channel at 23.00 on 30 September.
Before jury members choose a beauty queen, What’s On presents the contenders:
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