With almost 200 titles playing in 23 locations, Summer Film Capital is the largest outdoor movie project in the city. All the films have both Polish and English subtitles, making them foreigner-friendly. However, remember that there are usually more audience members than there are free desk chairs, so either bring a blanket or aim to arrive earlier.
To get a full program, check out the Facebook page, but here’s a little sneak-pick into the most intriguing series. Every Tuesday to commemorate 25th anniversary of partnership between Tel Aviv and Warsaw, the Israeli Embassy organizes a screening of contemporary Israeli cinema. Those more interested in the classics should head to Amfiteatr Bemowo to enjoy films from Woody Allen and Luc Besson.
Wednesdays in Wilanów are dedicated to Oscar winners, while Thursdays in Agrykola to French sport cinema. On Friday, it is worth checking out old Polish classics in Ursynów or the space action films in Copernicus Centre. Finally, on Saturday get teleported to the Iberian Peninsula from Kępa Potocka or fight all Four Elements in Wilanów.
This year, the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites film enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of sports. From boxing, basketball, ski jumping, and football to wrestling and lucha libre, visitors will be able to witness the stories behind the biggest athletes, both fictional and real. The screenings take place every Saturday after dusk.
Every Thursday at 9pm, European Square organizes screenings of iconic works of European cinematography. The program features films from France, Hungary, Russia, Greece or Norway, including Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev and Control by Nimród Antal. For more information and the most current updates, check out their Facebook page.