Officially, the „Pionier” Movie Theatre has been operated since the 26th of September 1909, and, as such, is the oldest movie theatre to have been continuously functioning in one place. To reward this achievement, it was honoured in 2005 by the Guinness World Records. It is situated at Wojska Polskiego Street 2.
The man who was the venue’s originator and first owner is Otto Blauert. Soon after establishing it, however, he sold the property to Albert Pietzke. Since 1999, it has been co-owned by Jerzy Miśkiewicz and Wacław Szewczyk. The theatre’s name has been changed several times: initially it was called „Weltkinotheater”, to be later named „Odra” and, finally, since 1950, to bear the name „Pionier”.
From the very start, the „Pionier” movie theatre has stood out as a place with a unique atmosphere. Even after a comprehensive renovation in 2002, with modern equipment being installed in the auditorium, the place has not lost its charm. The last few years have proved that the „Pionier” Movie Theatre is a unique place of established market reputation. „Pionier” has also gained membership into the prestigious Europa Cinemas network and the Art-house Cinemas Network.
The „Pionier” Movie Theatre comprises two auditoriums: the main auditorium (the historical one) and the „Cinema Cafe”, which was set up in 2002. This combines a cinema and a cafe, as if it was made in the early 20th Century. There, while enjoying coffee, tea or wine, we can watch select films. Accompanied by the sounds of a piano produced in 1898, in Szczecin, silent movies are screened as well. Both auditoriums are adapted to host low-key events by providing state-of-the-art audiovisual devices.
The „Pionier” Movie Theatre is not about blockbusters. Rather, it aims at screening European, Asian and South-American productions.
The box office is opened each day, half an hour before the first screening. Movie tickets can be booked in advance.
The „Pionier” Movie Theatre
Wojska Polskiego Street 2
tel. +48 91 / 434 77 02