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Address: Geirsgata 7b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: 354-898-6628
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Description: The Cinema at Old Harbour Village No2 is located in the loft of an old...
The Cinema at Old Harbour Village No2 is located in the loft of an old fishermen´s dwellings, where the fishermen used to mend their nets, tar their boats, salt their fish and overnight in bed bunks. Redoing the loft the atmosphere of the old life was kept as much as possible, even so that the salt smell still lingers, but the main object was to provide ideal settings for showing quality Icelandic nature and documentary films. By reading the reviews of our vistors on The Trip Advisor pages it seems that we are having success ...
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Like watching a film in someone's house!

I saw films on the Northern Lights and how to photograph them; Eyjafjallajökull; and how Iceland was formed. The emphasis is on beautiful photography rather than a heavy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I saw films on the Northern Lights and how to photograph them; Eyjafjallajökull; and how Iceland was formed. The emphasis is on beautiful photography rather than a heavy documentary. Once or twice computer icons appeared on the screen. However, the great thing is the atmosphere of the cinema. It is in a former fishermen's hut where you can sit on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I stopped in here at the last minute, and it was a great decision. It was not what I was expecting; the viewing room was a large room with comfortable couches. It really does feel cozy. The woman who showed the film was also very friendly. She gave us some insight into Iceland as well as some... More 

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you both very much for your visit and taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you had a good experience here with us - but you said some information was lacking. As we don´t know which film you did see, and it would be helpful for us to know what you would have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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90 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is an independent cinema in an up and coming area of Reykjavik. The films are made by the people who own and run the place and are very interesting. I'm sure a visit here would be good for school groups, especially for geography or science pupils. We arrived and had free wine and nibbles. Bryndis (the film maker's wife)... More 

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you Amy for a very good review! We have probably had over 100 different schools visiting us here at The Cinema, and the teachers comment on how much it adds to the Iceland visit to see the films. Hope to see you here again many times, The Cinema Staff More 

SF bay area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The film itself was professionally done with rich cinematography. However, the red band at the bottom of the screen was definitely a problem. It was distracting from the beautiful cinematography. Secondly, the way the film was starting showing the start screen of a computer instead of showing the actual start of the film look amateurish.

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our films, although you had some comments on the settings. Well, one of the draw backs of living on a remote island like Iceland is that we have to import almost everything and we have now been waiting for... More 

Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were in Reykjavik 11-15 March during the storm and with our tours cancelled we were desperate to find attractions that would take us inside. This was a gem. Watching the BIRTH OF AN ISLAND was extremely interesting. There are other Icelandic nature films available but this one appealed the most. I was surprised at how quiet Valdimar Leifsson was.... More 

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming to The Cinema and taking the time to write a review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our film, but a bit surprised that you found the place gloomy considering the comments from other reviewers about it being especially cozy and welcoming. But maybe the bad weather just had depressing affect... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent a dull late afternoon watching two of the three shows whilst waiting for our third,but unsuccessful, attempt at seeing the Northern Lights for real. A cosy attic room with sofa, chairs, candles in a homely atmosphere. Two beautifully photographed and narrated shows on what Iceland has to show including the still active volcano. We also had scrumptious hot... More 

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good review! Mostly we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and felt good during the time you spent with us. Hopefully we will see you here again, The Cinema Staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very enjoyable just over an hour in an atmospheric old loft watching superb photography and thoughtful editing that gives a real feel for what Iceland is all about. Mostly about the physical geography/geology with a scattering of human interest. Got to taste free hakarl as well. A bit pricey at 1500 kroner but cheaper than the volcano house.

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review about our films and your experience at our Cinema. We hope you come back on your next journey to Iceland - as we give discounts when people come for more than one show ... Welcome back, The Cinema Staff More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. Cosy setting - candles, sofas, tables. Informative films with superb photography. Friendly staff. A highlight of our trip and well worth a visit.

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

"Highlight" of your visit - what better review can we ask for! We are very pleased to hear that we could add good value and experience to your Iceland visit. Hopefully you will come back and enjoy our country in summer - and visit us again to see some of our other films. Welcome, The Cinema Staff More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is such a nice place to visit after a day of sightseeing. It is really unusual. The films seemed to show at 4, 5 & 6pm (when we were there) and the one we watched was interesting. I must admit to falling asleep for a few minutes but that was a reflection on the comfort of the chairs rather... More 

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review - and most of all we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit; both the films and refreshments! Thank you, The Cinema Staff More 

Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is perfect to visit on a rainy day. It's so cozy and welcoming and we really enjoyed learning more about Iceland. Great place!

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cinemalover, Manager at Cinema No2, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, we are glad you found your visit to us added to your journey in Iceland. The weather can be so unpredictable in winter and so bad that no excursions can be taken; then at least one can enjoy Icelandic nature indoors in our home like cinema, as you say. Thank you for taking the time to write a... More 

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