Top 5 Open Air Cinema Experiences in Istria

We believe you booked your vacation to fill the batteries, especially with activities you don’t usually do. That’s why you should experience open air cinemas! Watch the best movies under the starry sky and let yourself be enchanted by a not so classical movie theatre.

pula film festivalPula Film Festival or the ancient cinema under the stars
If you have the Pula amphitheatre on your to visit list, we recommend you visit it during the Pula Film Festival. This year’s 66th edition will present as usual both Croatian movies (with English subtitles) and foreign movies - all of this on an impressive screen surrounded by the magnificent Roman amphitheatre.

For those who want more; there’s the open air cinema as part of the Pula Film Festival at the Pula castle - Kaštel. Show you’re a real movie fan.

Movie night in Novigrad
Spend a pleasant evening in Novigrad relaxing with a movie in the park in the town centre beside the sea. All screenings are free - you only have to sit back and relax.

Motovun Film Felstival
Cinema on the Giant’s Hill: Motovun Film Festival

A hill in the north of Istria, where according to legends, giants used to live, becomes a movie mecca every July.

Five days are dedicated to film screenings and awards for the movies that have gained praise. Motovun’s Propeller is the main prize, however the main actor that will make sure MFF stays in your memory is - Motovun.

Porec Open Air Cinema
Open Air Cinema by Villa Polesini

Villa Polesini becomes a venue for families to enjoy movies during the Poreč Open Air Festival. Watch movies such as: Hotel Transylvania 3, Lego Batman and Mary Poppins and make good memories together!

Movies behind the castle in Žminj
Have you ever visited Žminj? It is time you visit this quaint place in central Istria and see a movie! At the castle’s idyllic surrounding, where Žminj craft beer festival, Istrian Pasta Festival and Bartulja, the biggest folk fest in Istria, are being held, this year there is the possibility to watch movies.