If you are looking for a crazy, off the radar, but truly authentic place in Sarajevo, Kino Bosna is a must see. Mondays are the best time to visit, when so many people come that some of them have to stay outside and chill on the stairs in front of the entrance.
When I was in high school and on faculty, this place was part of Sarajevo’s underground scene where rarely any tourists would come, because they would have to know a local to get to know about it. Today it still has that vibe, but now it’s more known; more and more people talk about it. Back in the days, it was one of the places for young people to go out and now, when I think about it, most of the cool places I went to then, are now closed, but Kino Bosna still remains solid, like an icon.
Kino Bosna’s an old cinema with decades and decades of tradition, but after the war it became useless. Ms Sena gave it life again, she now runs it and is always there to make everyone’s stay better, to talk and share this unique story about Kino Bosna with whoever’s interested in hearing it.
Monday and, lately, Thursday nights, a local music trio plays while mingling around the tables. An abundance of beer and rakia and an interesting combination of people of all ages, make this cinema one of a kind. And shares a true story no movie can tell.