Lumiére cinema was rightfully named as an homage to the creator of cinematography. It is run by the Slovak Film Institute. Lumiére used to be just a movie archive. Today, it is a cinema based on the idea of an art club. Lumiére screens current movies, same as big cinema complexes, but its main focus is on Slovak movies and European cinematography in general. They are also screening films from archives and also indie films from all around the world.
Lumiére is one of the places that hosts a lot of film festivals with topics like refugees, climate change and LGBTQ+ community. The location of the cinema is kind of hidden, but so worth it. The cinema comprises four screening rooms, but do not expect popcorn and soft drinks. You can enjoy an atmosphere of respect for the craft and movies you could not watch anywhere else.
If you have time, you can spend it in coffee place Kafehouse Lumiere right next door. This place is really keeping cinematography an art as well as making a change, and I am glad it is in my hometown. My deepest movie experiences have been in Lumiére, so I have a soft spot for this place.