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“A MUST-VISIT even when the weather outside is beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cinema No2

Cinema No2
Geirsgata 7b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
354-898-6628
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Ranked #72 of 258 Activities in Reykjavik
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: 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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“A MUST-VISIT even when the weather outside is beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We (my wife and I) visited this cinema on the last Sunday in April, which was a beautiful sunny day. We wanted to learn more about Iceland's landscape and about its volcanoes and the three films available here (there are more in the summer) treated these subjects. The films were fantastic, giving you an up-close view of the famous 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano as well as the world-famous Hekla eruptions. We also got a wonderful sense of how Iceland was formed and why its landscapes are so varied and unique. The lovely woman who manages the cinema is the wife of the filmmaker, so she has a good deal of insider information (she is also a professional tour guide). She gave us lots of advice on places to stop on our day-trips. The cinema has rocks from different parts of Iceland (and the world), which enticed us to visit some of those places to get our own samples.
The cinema (on the second floor) has a very homely feel to it, which is in keeping with the focus on nature, not commercialized attractions. The lovely manager offered us cold water at no charge and there were also snacks for sale.
The footage that you will see on the films here, combined with the warm welcome you will receive, make this cinema a MUST-VISIT for anyone visiting Reykjavik. This is not merely a "let's find something to do to escape the rain" sort of place. (The cinema is right near the harbor and we got some beautiful outdoor pictures on the sunny day that we were here.) We look forward to coming back on our next visit to Iceland.

Visited April 2012
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“We were only looking to get out of the rain...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We visited in March and our last day for exploring Reykjavik was not our best weather day but we were not going to waste it. During our exploring we came across a postcard advertising the movie and suggested going to the cafe downstairs to purchase a coffee to enjoy during the movie. Perfect, the setting was relaxing, we were in from the rain, and the movie was so very informative. We intended to only stay for one movie but decided we wanted to see the second one...Excellent way to say goodbye to a lovely city...

Thank you!

Visited March 2012
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“Dissapointing!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

After reading such wonderful reviews on trip advisor we thought this was the place to go if we had a free couple of hours. In fact, we planned our day around it even before we were on the plane to iceland. We arrived, today (march 17th) at 5.20 ( 10 mins before the films were due on) and waited outside in freezing cold for a good 15 minutes and it remained closed! It states very clearly on the door that the films are showed at 5.30 and 6pm. It doesn't state that it will be closed on any particular day of the year. Shame, we were thoroughly looking forward to it!

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cinemalover, Owner at Cinema No2, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Dear Hadiejw,
We, the owners, are extremely sorry that your trip to our cinema ended the way it did. We are away for a short time but left the cinema in the hands of others. We can ensure you, and others, that guests coming to our Cinema will not be left standing outside closed doors without any explanation. Again we apologize and hope you will give our films another chance if you come back to Reykjavik.
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“Brilliant Films of Iceland in cosy surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Every visitor to Iceland should go to this little homely Cinema ........Each day its starts at 5.30 pm,so does'nt interfere with your day out or Dinner!
It shows 2 brilliant & informative films about the creation & evolution of Iceland. The owner of the Cinema is also the film maker!
Also there is a great little local Cafe next door-----great value ( CAFE HAITI )

Visited February 2012
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“great venue, great atmosphere and great hosts!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

spent valentines night watching films in a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere as couldnt go see the northern nights due to cloud cover..was a great experience and one i will remember as the venue was nice and set in old fishermans cottage near the sea front in the old harbour area. The hosts were very nice and enjoyed a chat with the owner and the film maker and got to meet their new puppy who was as cute as a button too. Was nice to have the chance to talk with someone about Iceland and find out about the history of the fisherman and surrounding area.

The films were all very interesting and well shot with good soundtracks too..Watched one film twice but happy to do so as saw things i missed the first time and could have happily watched it again..

deffo reccomend this attraction to anyone with couple of hours to spend in rekjavik...will go back again when we come back either in summer time or winter to try to see them elusive lights...

Visited February 2012
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