Since 1997, Pro-Aero manages and runs the Prague based arthouse cinema Aero. Aero focuses on quality film art and promotes educational activities, organizes film festivals and other cultural events. A common link in all its activities is to introduce culture as a common base for different cultural backgrounds. Its staff consists of 8 full time employees and 30 volunteers. Its main sources of finance are sold tickets and services, funding from public (local, national, European) funds, it operates with an annual budget of approx 500,000 EUR. In previous years, AERO organized e.g. a film festival of Arabic films, debates on the current situation in Middle East, held events dedicated to victims of Holocaust and other events. Introducing various national culture through national film is part of its basic mission.
The mission of Pro-Aero is to support and maintain the arthouse cinema Aero through organizing non-commercial screenings of quality films, setting up festivals and cultural exchange on various topics, support the (mainly film) educational activities, organize exhibitions and other cultural activities. Its objective is to offer an alternative cultural content and different point of views.
Main activities of Pro-Aero are: non-commercial screenings of quality arthouse films throughout the entire year, special film festivals focusing on personalities of filmmakers, national cinema or specific topics, educational activities (Baby Bio, Aeroschool, workshops of animation), offering alternative content (live transmissions of opera, theatre, concerts), organizing exhibitions, film events outside cinema, participating in activities of other cultural institutions in Prague and Czech Republic.