Date: AUGUST 16, 2023
Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
PHONE: +354 563 4000
ABOUT THE VENUE
One of Reykjavík’s most exquisite buildings, Gamla Bíó (the Old Cinema), is one of the those rare spots that makes you fall in love with old Reykjavik. It was built by the Danish entrepreneur Peter Petersen in 1926 and named it Reykjavíkur Biograftheater, and built an apartment for himself on the top floor. The first movie to be screened there was the 1925 epic, ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ’. In 1980, the old hall ceased being a cinema and came to house the Icelandic Opera. Now, with opera performances having moved to Harpa, it hosts concerts, special events and conferences, and Petersen’s apartment has been turned into the rooftop terrace bar, Petersen Svítan.