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Svensks Filmindustri (Official)
Operated by: Svensks Filmindustri
Architects: Eric Gunnar Asplund
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Atmospheric, Neo-Classical
Previous Names: Look Theatern
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.
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Het Theater van Skandia heeft 1299 zetels wanneer open in 1923.
Sorry for message I say Skandia Theatre have 1299 seats when open
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.
More information about Skandia:
Chain SF Bio AB
Architect Eric Gunnar Asplund
For more information and photo, please visit www.furberg.nu
April 2009 auditorium photo facing screen & showing ornate sides
close up of statue on stage:
photos from a very sunny day august 2009 with the cinema looking immaculate
lobby with moulded wall panels
The Wurlitzer organ was found, in poor condition, in the attic of Stockholm Town Hall in 2005. A renovation project started and now, in 2017, the organ is playable. The organ is now located in a former reactor hall att the Stockholm University of Technology (KTH). See: http://www.skandiaorgeln.com/