Cinema Dokukino is one of those venues you are not likely to stumble upon accidentally since it’s well “hidden” – you have to enter a smoky, loud cafe and climb the stairs to the 2nd floor to find this cozy cinephile haven. Dokukino, as the name suggests, specializes in a documentary film repertoire, presenting carefully curated films, mostly contemporary ones – films awarded at international festivals or works by important authors; occasionally it will also showcase classics important for the history of the documentary genre, while a special treat is the masterclasses by authors, followed by discussions in which the audience can participate.
Dokukino has been bringing joy to cinephiles since 2009 when it opened in the space of KIC (Cultural and Information Centre). The cinema has only 70 seats, so the atmosphere is really homey. It is sharing a floor with a contemporary art gallery, so you can combine a cinema visit with a contemporary art experience. The annual ticket of 27 euros is one of the best cinema deals in Zagreb, and even individual tickets of 3 euros are cheaper than in other cinemas, while technical equipment is high-quality and films are shown in high resolution. Some projections are free of charge.
And the most important piece of information for non-locals: all foreign films are shown in the original language (with Croatian subtitles), part of the repertoire is shown with English subtitles, and Croatian and ex-YU films mostly have English subtitles.