Haskolabio

Hagatorg 107,
Reykjavik

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Opened in 1961, the Haskolabio (University Cinema), is located on the grounds of the University of Iceland. Originally known as a venue for foreign and independent film, this cinema today plays mainly Hollywood fare, though it still hosts film festivals, as well as the ocassional live event, such as concerts.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2006 at 3:58 pm

I found this on a travel site:

Reykjavík

Accommodation : Restaurants : Nightlife : Entertainment : Events
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Reykjavík, Iceland Currency Krona (ISK)

Cinema
Háskólabíó Cinema
Hagatorg Vesturbær
Tel: 530 1919 Fax: 0
Website: www.haskolabio.is
Dressing: Anything Goes

Next to the Radisson SAS Hotel Saga, this popular cinema has four auditoria. During the day these are lecture theatres for the university, so the flip-up desk tables might be a distraction for some. Believe it or not, this site is also the venue for the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra (until 2009).

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2006 at 6:40 am

This is what a ticket for this theater looks like.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2006 at 9:17 am

I found six cinemas listed for Reykjavik:

Háskólabió, Hagatorg (telephone: 530 1919)

Kringlubio, Kringlan 4-12 (telephone: 588 0800)

Laugarasbio, Laugaras (telephone: 553 2075)

Sambio, Alfabakki 8 (telephone: 587 8900)

Smarabio, Smaralind Shopping Centre (telephone: 564 000)

Regnboginn, Hverfisgata 54 (telephone: 551 9000)

“The majority of the new films shown are from America, although there are also a limited number of European films. Films are generally shown with the original soundtrack and subtitled in Icelandic”.

If the other five cinemas aren’t already listed on CT, feel free to add them.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 29, 2006 at 12:25 pm

800 Kronur for a movie? Outrageous. Probably another 200 Kronur for Raisinets.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2006 at 1:47 pm

I don’t know what the current exchange rate is but that ticket must have cost roughly $14 or $15. That is a little steep for a movie ticket. If I lived in Iceland, I’d wait for the movie to come out on DVD and then rent it. :)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm

According to this site, the theater was used for opera productions in the late seventies:
http://tinyurl.com/4eew98

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