inema Charlie was created in 1994 in the building of former Ideological Education Centre, at 203/205 Piotrkowska St. Since the beginning the repertoire that it presented was aspiring and thought-provoking. The Cinema hosted many cultural and film events, the most important ones are: European Cinema Forum, Festival of Creators "Powiekszenie" ("Enlargement"), Academic Film Spring, Night of Commercials' Eaters. It also co-hosted events such as "Rejsmisia", Colourful Tolerance, Festival "Man in a threat", "Filmostrada", "New Horizons" and many others, which were organized together with embassies, cultural institutes or The National Film Library.
etween years 1996 and 1999 Cinema Charlie belonged to the Studio Cinemas Network. Due to the Cinema Charlie's initiative Agnieszka Holland and Zbigniew Rybczyński received their own "stars" at "Piotrkowska St. Hall Of Fame". The various events that Charlie Cinema organized were an excellent chance for many film creators to visit Lodz. Some of them were Michael Nyman (concert at Teatr Nowy, co-hosted by The British Council), Ryszard Horowitz (an exhibition at "Willa" Gallery), Terry Jones (Monty Python Film Festival), Jean Louis Trintignant, Zbigniew Preisner, Krzysztof Kieslowski (the premiere show of the film "Red" during the "100 years of Cinema" celebration, at Teatr Wielki).
t present Charlie Cinema offers his guests two screening rooms, which are equipped with the most advanced sound system Dolby Stereo SR, pearl screens and very comfortable conference chairs. Moreover the Big Screening Room is equipped with additional sound system (32 speakers) placed on the ceiling, which may serve separately during conferences, or it may be used to enhance the sound effects while watching films. Both rooms can be used during events involving the most advanced audiovisual aids. Viewers, who wait for the film to begin, are welcome to visit the Cinema Gallery
, at which young artists' works are displayed, and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Cinema Café
ince year 2000 Charlie Cinema along with the "Lodz Film Association" carried out a number of artistic and film projects, some of which are "Pre-war Jewish Cinema", "International Festival of Natural Films" or "Portuguese Days in Lodz". Charlie Cinema and "Lodz Film Association" creates Poland's first Film Trailers' Archives.
or the last two years Charlie Cinema awarded its own prize - Golden Boot
honouring the independent film creators, who defy fashions and trends dominating the pop culture, mockers and the ones who expose myths and stereotypes of the mass imagination of Polish people. The Golden Boot was received by: Zdzisław Beksiński, Andrzej Czeczot, Zbigniew Libera and Tomasz Bagiński.
n 2004 Charlie cinema entered the European Cinema Organization "Europa Cinemas".
he Charlie Cinema Box Office is open everyday; half an hour before the first film showing and it provides the possibility of earlier ticket booking. Young polite staff guarantees full comfort and satisfaction.