Poland will allow cinemas, threatres, philharmonic halls and cultural institutions to open on May 21, earlier than previously expected, as coronavirus restrictions are being gradually eased, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced.
Entitled simply ‘Augustów’, the English language production is the result of a collaboration between London-based historian Tomasz Muskus, who worked as a consultant on 303 Squadron and Cursed, and Hollywood stuntman Jacek Jagódka known for his work on Spectre and Game of Thrones, as well as being stunt double for Alexander Skarsgard in ‘Tarzan’.
Polish cinemas, theatres, hotels and swimming pools can open again on Friday as part of a gradual loosening of lockdown restrictions.
Hotels in Poland can reopen from mid-February but will not be allowed to exceed 50-percent capacity, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Friday.
Poland will allow shopping centres to reopen from next Saturday but will keep restaurants, fitness clubs, cinemas, and theatres closed at least until December 27, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference on Saturday.
The capital’s Relax cinema which hosted premieres such as ‘Star Wars’ and Andrzej Wajda’s ‘The Promised Land’ has been reborn as Scena Relax, a venue for comedy, concerts and theatrical productions and is once again the cultural centre at the heart of Warsaw.
The POSK Cinema based at the POSK Polish Centre in London’s King Street, was given the award at the Film Society of the Year’s annual award ceremony for impressing judges with its ‘matchless creativity’.
In this edition of The Debrief, we take a look at the Atlantic cinema which opened its doors to the public in 1930.
It survived the Second World War and communism, but will it survive the next few years?
In 2015, the arthouse Kino Pionier 1907, which describes itself as an “ambitious cinema for people who see film as more than just entertainment”, was officially recognised as the oldest cinema in the world, with a certificate from Guinness World Records.