The Cinema of Fire, Ice and Northern Lights

​Home of Icelandic volcano, nature and culture films.

The cozy Cinema in the Loft is ideal for families. In The Cinema (upstairs at Old Harbour Village No2, downtown Reykjavík) one can experience nature´s ferocious and devastating powers through the films Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland, The Eruption! , Hekla from 1947 - 2000  andThe Beautiful Northern Lights – or Aurora Borealis.

The Cinema is in an old restored fisherman´s workplace, where the smell of salted fish still lingers. A very cozy and comfortable place. Also come and relax, while looking at books about Icelandic nature and geology, or look at our nice rock collection. The films The Eruption and Hekla have just images and music; so language is not a problem and they´re ideal for families.

The documentaries that are always shown, are about the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in the spring of 2010 and Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland. A film which was produced in 2011 and shows how Iceland was made in volcanic eruptions. The film explains why it is still so volcanically active, showing many volcanic eruptions, such as Grimsvötn 2011, Surtsey and Westman Islands, and how Icelanders have harnessed the power of the natural hot water in the ground.

Two new films were added to the schedule in 2013: Vatnajökull Glacier National Park and Chasing the Northern Lights (about the ever so elusive Aurora Borealis).

During the summer about 8 different films can be shown.
The films are made by Valdimar Leifsson, one of Iceland´s best known nature and documentaries film maker, and The Cinema is run by him and his family.

Winter Schedule
1 Sept – 1 June
16:00  Vatnajökull Glacier National Park
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015

17:00 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

17:30 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

18:00 Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015
 

Summer Schedule
1 June – 1 Sept
12:00 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

12:30 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

13:00 Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015
GERMAN

14:00 Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015

15:00 Thingvellir – The Lake between the Continents

16:00  Vatnajökull Glacier National Park
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015

17:00 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

17:30 Eyjafjallajökull  and Chasing the Northern Lights

18:00 Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015

19:00  Vatnajökull Glacier National Park
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015

20:00 Birth of an Island - the Making of Iceland
+ Short film: Holuhraun eruption 2014-2015
GERMAN