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Open-air Cinema in an Ancient Amphitheatre Pula, Croatia

Located just outside the city walls of Pula, Vespasian's Amphitheatre – fondly known as 'the Arena' – has been drawing people into its crumbling walls for millennia. Built during the first century AD, the great Roman-style landmark was once the bloody battleground of gladiators and knights. Now the Arena is one of the largest open-air cinemas in the world, home to some of Pula's best summer entertainment.

Hosting up to 5,000 spectators, the annual Pula Film Festival takes place during July, showcasing a program of Croatian cinema and a smattering of films from around the globe. In its 63rd year, the festival is an event not to be missed, so grab a seat and settle in for a cinema experience under the stars.

Tickets start from about US$4 per person for an evening of film screenings at the Arena. You can also purchase a set of tickets for all film screenings at the Arena for US$22.

Pula Film Festival
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