"And from the grammar school you’d go to “Sokoł”, for gymnastics. You’d also go to “Sokoł” to see plays. And we staged the greatest classical pieces in Wadowice, starting from Antigone". John Paul II
The present building contains the structure of the former “Sokół” Gymnastic Association which was created in 1889. The association was one of the most important patriotic organizations in Wadowice and conducted extensive cultural activities and sport sections: gymnastics, skating, riflery and fencing. As a student of the Common School and Grammar School, Karol Wojtyła participated in many theatre plays, morning cultural activities, municipal and patriotic celebrations and physical training classes. Currently, the building houses Wadowice Cultural Centre and one of its parts is “Centrum” cinema where first screenings of the documentaries and films about John Paul II take place.