How can you not love Bio Oko? A single-screen cinema cum café & bar, that shows oldies, first run films (for considerably less money than the multiplexes) and art projects, as well as participating in live simulcasts of NT Live, the Met Opera, international ballet performances, and the like.
They also frequently have film festivals, live talks, a book exchange once a month, special film screenings for busy parents and seniors, the Blind Date with Oko (where you come to see whatever film they feel like showing, and then pay what you think it was worth), Film Jukebox (where they offer several options of films on a certain night and people vote online for which one they’d like to see), art exhibitions and so much more.
Plus there’s a café/bar, with good beer on tap, cool music in the background, and a varied crowd – anyone from 20-somethings to older couples out on a date night. You can even take your beers, or your dog, into the cinema with you.
The folks at Oko are also very active in the Prague 7 community – it’s sort of a clubhouse for those of us in the mighty Seventh. Whether you want to come see some cinema or just hang out, or both, this is a truly special place that is near and dear to those of us who live in the neighbourhood.
I would always rather see a film here than anywhere else.