Evergreen Open Air Cinema
30 Jun – 15 Sep 2021
Let’s get straight to it, before we divert you
When? Every Wednesday from 30 Jun until 15 Sep at 9 PM
How much is the ticket? CZK 140 | Tickets can be purchased up to 6 p.m. on the screening date or starting at 8 p.m. at the DOX Centre’s ticket desk (Poupětova 1).
Where? At the Evergreen Terrace
What if it will be raining? We’ll be showing in all kinds of weather. In case of rain, inside the DOX+ hall.
To the movies with a test? We're following the government's current anti-Covid-19 regulations. You can prove that you're not infectious with:
- a full vaccination certificate,
- a negative RT-PCR test no older than 7 days,
- a negative PIC antigen test no older than 72 hours,
- having had Covid-19 in the last 180 days (with laboratory proof),
- or by testing yourself prior to entry with a negative result.
Poupětova 3, Prague 7 – DOX+ entrance
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Imagine if part of a park where you like to go for picnics suddenly started levitating in the middle of a quiet courtyard in Holešovice. That’s how you’ll feel in the Evergreen Open Air Cinema on the roof of the DOX+ multifunction hall. It’s an exceptional place with a view of the Gulliver Airship, a large screen, a quiet cinema format, and a selection of excellent snacks and refreshing drinks. Every Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. until the middle of September, we’re opening a big cinematic novel. Let yourself be drawn in!
Twelve novels worth reading. Twelve movies worth seeing.
This summer, the roof of the DOX+ hall will feature film versions of award-winning novels from leading authors from around the world. We will be showing movie versions of books such as the cult surrealist fantasy of Boris Vian’s Mood Indigo, the psychological drama of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, Marlen Haushofer’s mysterious The Wall, the epic love story What the Day Owes the Night by the author using the pen name of Yasmina Khadra, the dark horror of Lighthouse by Edgar Allan Poe, the phenomenal Hours by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham, the wartime drama Atonement by Ian McEwan, or the romantic The Remains of the Day by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro.
Is the book always clearly better than the film? This is most probably the case, and most probably there are also exceptions. But there is an entire number of films that are worth seeing precisely because you can’t really imagine that the amazing story you just finished reading could be filmed. Because someone else was able to imagine it. And perhaps they can surprise you…
30 June Mood Indigo, based on the novel by Boris Vian, directed by Michel Gondry, 2013
7 July Room, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, 2015
14 July The Talented Mr. Ripley, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, directed by Anthony Minghella, 1999
21 July The Hours, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham, directed by Stephen Daldry, 2002
28 July The Lighthouse‚ based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, directed by Robert Eggers, 2019
4 August What the Day Owes the Night, based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra, directed by Alexandre Arcady, 2012
11 August Atonement‚ based on the novel by Ian McEwan, directed by Joe Wright, 2007
18 August The Wall, based on the novel by Marlen Haushofer, directed by Julian Roman Pölsler, 2012
25 August Out Stealing Horses, based on the novel by Per Petterson, directed by Hans Petter Moland, 2019
1 September Night Train to Lisbon, based on the novel by Pascal Mercier, directed by Bille August, 2013
8 September The Remains of the Day, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, directed by James Ivory, 1993
15 September The Kite Runner, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, directed by Marc Forster, 2007
The films The Wall and Night Train to Lisbon are being screened as part of the Das Sommerkino project – in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, and the Swiss Embassy.
Every Wednesday, we’ll page through one big cinematic novel
The Kite Runner
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.
The Remains of the Day
Love, or devoted service? Take a trip to a grand English country house where important political events as well as a story of undeclared love played out. We'll be showing the film Remains of the Day, based on the award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, in the Evergreen Open Air Cinema.
Night Train to Lisbon
One rainy day, Raimund Gregorius, an aging teacher of Latin and classical languages at a grammar school in Bern, saves a young woman from jumping off a bridge. The film Night Train to Lisbon is based on the bestseller of the same name by Pascal Mercier, alias Peter Bieri.
Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses, the award-winning novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, is a delicate story about one summer that forever changes the life of the main character, young Trond, and about changing perspectives on life. The film of the same name was nominated for the Golden Bear award.
A psychological film based on Marlen Haushofer's book The Wall from 1963, directed by Julian Pölsler. More than being a mysterious drama the film examines the mind and soul of a woman whose everyday struggle to survive comes to life on the pages of her diary.
The film directed by Joe Wright is based on Atonement, Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness, which provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.
What the Day Owes the Night
What the Day Owes the Night is based on the eponymous novel by Mohammed Moulessehoul, formerly a high ranking officer in the Algerian army, who adopted a literary pseudonym Yasmina Khadra to avoid Algerian military censorship.
The Lighthouse is a 2019 film directed and produced by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Max Eggers.
Three women, three stories connected by one book. And one ordinary day that changes everything... At the Evergreen Open Air Cinema we will be screening The Hours, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham. The film, directed by Stephen Daldry, has garnered nine Academy Award nominations.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
This movie version of the first of a total of five novels by US writer Patricia Highsmith featuring the character of Tom Ripley, a man who wanted to be someone else – more charming, more successful, richer. And who was capable of doing anything toward this end…
In 2010 Emma Donoghue’s gripping novel Room, about the power of childhood innocence and courage was nominated for the Man Booker prize. The movie version was released five years later. We'll be showing this exceptional, powerful, and unforgettable story at the Evergreen Open Air Cinema.
This cult novel – considered unfilmable by many readers – by French writer, poet, musician, playwright, and bohemian, Boris Vian, enthralled entire generations with its unfettered fantasy.