Smultronstallet

Folkungagatan 60,
Stockholm

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A former art house in Stockholm named after the Ingmar Bergman film of the same name. (“Smultronstallet” means “Wild Strawberies”.)

Additional information by those in the know would be appreciated.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 10, 2005 at 11:56 am

This photo shows Ingmar Bergman (right) with other officials at the opening of the Smultronstället Cinema. I’m guessing it was in the late 60s or early 70s. The film “Hets” on the poster was a 1944 film that was directed by Alf Sjöberg and written by Bergman. It played the U.S. as “Torment.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 10, 2005 at 2:36 pm

Originally opened as the Ugglan in 1916 it was a live theatre and cabaret space. In 1921 it became a cinema and from 6th August 1934 it had been modernised and re-named Lejonungen.

It became a repertory cinema in 1963 and was re-named Smultronstallet but this was short lived and it closed on 31st July 1966.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2005 at 9:42 am

I’ve noted in some old copies of International Film Guide that there were at least three other Smultronstället cinemas, run by Svensk Filmindustri in Göteborg, Vasteras, and Malmo.

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