Austurbaejarbio Theatre

Snorrabraut 37,
Reykjavik 105

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Opened in the mid-1940’s as a movie theatre, with occasional concert use. It was designed in a modern style (for its era).

Since the early 1980’s it has been in use as a live theatre/concert venue although projection facilities have been retained.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 17, 2007 at 3:32 am

I believe that it was originally Loew’s Igloo.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 17, 2007 at 4:58 am

Very funny, Warren ! Actually, I was in Reykjavik 2 or 3 times in the winter during the 1970s and it was actually milder there (because of the Gulf Stream) than it was in New York, and no snow on the ground either. But I don’t remember seeing any theatres or cinemas there.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 17, 2007 at 7:07 am

The book that I got the brief description details (and a line drawing of the theatre) from was published in the mid'1940’s. It states the ‘The new Austurbaejar Bio Theatre etc…..

Maybe it became (re-named) the Bioborgin Theatre in 1955. It has certainly gone back to its former name today as a live venue.

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