Folkungagatan 60,
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Previous Names: Ugglan Teater, Lejonungen Bio

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Originally opened in 1916 as the Ugglan Teater, a cabaret theatre. In 1921 it was converted into a cinema. On 6th August 1934 it was re-named Lejonungen Bio. Renovated in 1963 it was operating as an art house cinema named after the Ingmar Bergman film of the same name. (“Smultronstallet” means “Wild Strawberies”.)

It was closed 31st July 1966.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca, Ken Roe

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 10, 2005 at 11:56 am

This photo shows Ingmar Bergman (right) with other officials at the opening of the Smultronstället Cinema. I’m guessing it was in the late 60s or early 70s. The film “Hets” on the poster was a 1944 film that was directed by Alf Sjöberg and written by Bergman. It played the U.S. as “Torment.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 10, 2005 at 2:36 pm

Originally opened as the Ugglan in 1916 it was a live theatre and cabaret space. In 1921 it became a cinema and from 6th August 1934 it had been modernised and re-named Lejonungen.

It became a repertory cinema in 1963 and was re-named Smultronstallet but this was short lived and it closed on 31st July 1966.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2005 at 9:42 am

I’ve noted in some old copies of International Film Guide that there were at least three other Smultronstället cinemas, run by Svensk Filmindustri in Göteborg, Vasteras, and Malmo.

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