PURO Łódź is a design-forward hotel in one of Poland's oldest cities that celebrates its hometown's film roots through an in-house cinema and weekly movie nights

While Los Angeles might be the city that's most closely associated with film, cinema has roots scattered all over the world. One near-forgotten hub is Łódź, Poland, the country's third-largest city and home to Poland's first movie theater, which is often pegged as simply an industrial town. Its cultural history could have been lost to the ages, but the new PURO Łódź hotel is bringing attention back to the silver screen, one movie night at a time.

PURO is a chain of boutique Polish hotels located throughout the country, and their Łódź location is yet another stunning display of functional, eye-catching design that features two restaurants, a bar and a spa. The inn's best feature, though, is an in-house cinema boasting royal blue armchairs and a twice-weekly movie series for guests and visitors alike. The theater is named Cinema Paradiso, after the Giuseppe Tornatore film of the same name.

The Film School in Łódź, one of the oldest universities of its kind, also calls the city home, making Cinema Paradiso even more relevant for its community. With its hotel theater, the Polish hotel pays homage to its hometown's past, bringing attention back to Łódź's rich, often overlooked cultural legacy.


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While Los Angeles might be the city that's most closely associated with film, cinema has roots scattered all over the world. One near-forgotten hub is Łódź, Poland, the country's third-largest city and home to Poland's first movie theater, which is often pegged as simply an industrial town. Its cultural history could have been lost to the ages, but the new PURO Łódź hotel is bringing attention back to the silver screen, one movie night at a time.

PURO is a chain of boutique Polish hotels located throughout the country, and their Łódź location is yet another stunning display of functional, eye-catching design that features two restaurants, a bar and a spa. The inn's best feature, though, is an in-house cinema boasting royal blue armchairs and a twice-weekly movie series for guests and visitors alike. The theater is named Cinema Paradiso, after the Giuseppe Tornatore film of the same name.