SF Bio opens the Nordic region’s first IMAX cinema in Stockholm


In autumn 2015, SF Bio will open the Nordic region’s first IMAX cinema at Filmstaden Scandinavia, which will be located in the Mall of Scandinavia in the ‘Arena’ district of Solna outside Stockholm. 

Filmstaden Scandinavia will house 15 auditoriums, one of which will be equipped with IMAX technology, which involves an extremely large screen offering an audio and visual experience that is something truly special. IMAX is an innovation in entertainment and technology that combines software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take cinema-goers to a whole new dimension. Around the world (as of 1/4 2014) there are 840 IMAX cinemas in 57 countries and now the first one is to be built in Sweden.

“We have seen the growth of IMAX in Europe and its popularity and we believe that the time is now right to make IMAX a substantial element of our contribution to the cinema experience,” says Jan Bernhardsson, President and CEO of the Nordic Cinema Group, which comprises SF Bio in Sweden, SF Kino in Norway, Finnkino in Finland and Forum Cinemas in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. “IMAX will be a brand new attraction at our new flagship Filmstaden Scandinavia, where big films will also have their premières. We are looking forward to this collaboration and will also be considering more such ventures in Scandinavia.”

Big film-makers such as James Cameron, J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan and major film companies offer films in IMAX format to give the public an out-of-the-ordinary experience, and IMAX cinemas are now among the most important and successful cinemas around the world for big blockbuster films. Films like “Avengers”, “The Hobbit”, “Batman”, etc. are examples of films that have attracted large audiences to the cinema and an IMAX cinema takes the experience to a whole new level.

For more information about IMAX, visit https://www.imax.com/about/experience/

Filmstaden Scandinavia will feature:

11 auditoriums suitable for large audiences with northern Europe’s biggest screens and a strong focus on a superlative cinema experience. This venue will be Sweden’s biggest cinema, with the Nordic region’s biggest film screen and over 1,800 armchair seats. The biggest auditorium will be constructed as an IMAX cinema with around 500 armchair seats.

A separate luxury cinema wing with four VIP auditoriums and an exclusive restaurant and bar area offering food and drinks to accompany your film. This cinema will have approximately 160 exclusive armchair seats.

Mall of Scandinavia in Solna is planned to be the Nordic region’s biggest shopping centre with over 100,000 m2 of shop floor area.