The 5 best places to Watch a movie

1) Bio Rio

Rio is one of Stockholm’s few remaining single-screen cinemas from the 1940s. They screen a wide range of amazing movies from all over the world and host cultural events for all ages. Their ‘baby-bios’ for filmlovers on parental leave and breakfast screenings are especially popular.

Bio Rio interior

Hornstulls strand 3, Södermalm

+46 (0)8 669 95 00

2) Zita Folkets Bio

Inaugurated in 1913, this is Stockholm’s oldest movie theatre. The repertoire includes arthouse films (always screened in their original language) that are hard to find in the big cinemas, short movies, documentaries, silent films and festivals dedicated to specific countries or regions.

street sign Zita Folkets Bio

Birger Jarlsgatan 37, Norrmalm

3) Sommarbio

For a couple of days in August, people gather on the lawn in Rålambshovsparken for a film night. The Stockholm International Film Festival organises this annual event, which has become a real tradition among the locals. Bring your friends, a blanket and a picnic and watch some classic films on the outdoor screen.

Sommarbio outdoor cinema

Rålambshovsparken, Kungsholmen

4) Grand

In the early thirties, architect Björn Hedvall (who considered himself somewhat of a cinema specialist) was tasked with transforming this former church into a cinema. Nowadays, the theatre has four auditoriums and it has undergone renovations over the years, but the intarsia (a technique of woodworking) doors with pictures of iconic film stars are original.

front side entrance Grand

Sveavägen 45, Norrmalm

+46 (0)8 562 600 00

5) Bio Capitol

Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, a group of movie fans recently brought one of Stockholm’s most beautiful cinemas back to life. Capitol was built in 1926 and many of its original art deco-vibe details have been maintained. This independent two-screen cinema also serves snacks which you can bring into the cinema.

Stockholm - Bio Capitol

Sankt Eriksgatan 82, Vasastan

+46 (0)8 511 657 81


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