Skandia-Theatern

Drottninggatan 82,
Stockholm 11136

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Opened on September 20, 1923 with 832 seats. Architect Eric Gunnar Asplund designed a Neo-Classical style movie palace with a semi-Atmospheric style ceiling in the auditorium. The ceiling had 60 silk covered star shaped lamps, which were extinguished one-by-one before the start of the film. In 1926 a Wurlitzer 2Manual/7Rank theatre organ was installed, and opened by organist Willard Ringstrand.

In the early 1960’s, the Wurlitzer organ was removed and moved to Stockholm Town Hall. The theatre currently has 572 seats. In recent years the theatre’s life has been patchy. From 1968 to 1991 it was re-named Look Theatern. It then reverted back to its original name, closing in 1996, reopening in 1999 and closing again on July 31, 2000 and its future is not assured.

Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Svenoli
Svenoli on December 5, 2004 at 8:20 pm

Het Theater van Skandia heeft 1299 zetels wanneer open in 1923.

Svenoli
Svenoli on December 5, 2004 at 8:21 pm

Sorry for message I say Skandia Theatre have 1299 seats when open

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2004 at 5:55 am

The Skandia opened on 20th September 1923. A Wurlitzer 2 Manual/7 Rank theatre organ was installed in 1926, opened by Willard Ringstrand. The organ was later moved to Stockholm Town Hall.

The Skandia was re-named Look from 1968 and had its seating capacity reduced to 687.

Shiny
Shiny on August 9, 2005 at 11:25 pm

More information about Skandia:

Status Open
Function Movies
Seats 570
Chain SF Bio AB
Architect Eric Gunnar Asplund

For more information and photo, please visit www.furberg.nu

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

April 2009 auditorium photo facing screen & showing ornate sides
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close up of statue on stage:
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