Bio Paradis Cinema
Bio Paradis Cinema
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Jafeth L
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I think it's a really cool cinema. People working at the cinema are friendly and helpfull. Our movie was fun to watch, it was spoken in Polish but there were English subtitles. I liked how small the rooms are and the interior of the cinema are also very nice
Written February 4, 2020
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Zamba1194
United States236 contributions
Couples
Bio Paradis Cinema is a great movie theater. Like the Angelica theater in Manhattan, Bio Paradis shows independent and "art" movies. It has a very comfortable and unique interior with plenty of seating in the lobby where you can enjoy a drink or a snack while looking at some cool artwork on the walls and antique displays such as old movie projectors.

We had really fun time visiting Bio Paradis (twice) during our week in Reykjavik. The Cinema is in the heart of the city...just a short walk off of the main street. It is worth a visit----and should be on your list of "must do's" in Reykjavik!!!!
Written December 30, 2016
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EU27England
England14 contributions
Couples
The Bio Paradis is a great independent cinema just off the main shopping street in the centre of Reykjavik. It shows a wide variety of films including Icelandic films (with English sub-titles) and mainstream movies. There is a friendly cafe in the entrance which serves a wide variety of drinks and has a 'happy hour' from 5-00pm to 7-00pm for beer and wine. There are three comfortable screens and it is a lovely place to go to see Icelandic cinema and support the local cultural scene.
Written January 27, 2014
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amblingpangolin
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Solo
I visited the Bio Paradis last September and have been meaning to leave a review ever since. The fact that I felt it was important enough to come back and do that now, after so much time has elapsed, surely speaks volumes about what a great place this is!

I consider myself a lover of film, and really like checking out local independent cinemas in different cities when I get a chance. If you're only in Reykjavik for a couple of nights, going to the cinema may not be top of your agenda, but I had the luxury of being there for a week and -- particularly as a solo traveller -- I was delighted to be able to visit a nice local cinema on a couple of evenings. (In a city where the beers can be a tenner a pint, it's also nice to take a break from the bars now and then!)

The overall atmosphere in Bio Paradis is fantastic. A nice, big lobby with tables and chairs and bar out the front,and plenty of interesting cinema posters to take in. I went to see the Neon Demon and Fusi (translation: The Virgin Mountain) here, both in different screens. Both screens were good, but Neon Demon was in the biggest screen, which was excellent - very comfortable and great quality viewing experience (and a film that definitely warranted viewing in a good screen). You could buy a beer and bring it into the screening as well, which always pleases me.

My one word of warning is that popcorn is sold in paper bags, which make a tremendous rustling during the screening (and people do rustle those bags!). I do not think this is unique to the Bio Paradis, though, as I was listening to an episode of the Kermode & Mayo film review, in which a listener wrote in noting that this was a common problem in Iceland - so I can't hold this against the cinema!

I have to say a word for the staff as well, who were absolutely delightful. As I said, I was there a couple of (non-consecutive) nights. They recognised me the second time I visited and we had a good chat about cinema an about Reykjavik. Charming, charming Icelanders!

I was only sorry I couldn't visit another night, but there are other things to do in Reykjavik (the Northern Lights are pretty good, too!) But, if you have a spare night and fancy taking in a film - or if you're a fan of independent film spots - please pay this place a visit some evening!
Written November 8, 2017
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GG201500
Reykjavik, Iceland61 contributions
Couples
I was in Bio Paradise to watch Sparrows that is an Icelandic movie and they play it with English subtitles. The cinema is very charming with sofas and a cute bar where you can buy from popcorn to beer. If you are looking for a place where you can see Icelandic movies (or european movies) and go where the locals go this is you place.
Written July 17, 2016
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Caro1002
Lincoln8 contributions
Solo
Wow, was recommended to go to this cinema by a friend. What a find! Not too expensive, fabulous films and great atmosphere. Check it out! Tell your friends - this is a great independent cinema with superb art house films.
Written June 1, 2017
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Tom C
Belfast, UK104 contributions
Solo
First off, the name has nothing to do with `biological` or organic foodstuffs - Bíó is the Icelandic word for `cinema`. I chanced upon the place during my recent holiday and attended no less than 5 films in a 7-day stay. The venue is open-plan, unpretentious and pleasant. Staff are friendly and helpful and there is a good wifi connection. There are 3 screens, a good variety of material, with a strong strand of Icelandic films. It's the principle venue for the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), held annually in early Autumn, whose stature on the festival circuit is deservedly growing. Not to be missed.
Written October 2, 2016
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Christine B
22 contributions
Friends
This is a wonderful indie-film theater that has a great selection of foreign films. Because I wanted a feel for Icelandic culture, I chose to see an Icelandic documentary that was lovely. The movie art lining the walls just outside of the theater rooms was definitely one of the highlights.
There is also a great little cafe and the popcorn/snacks are reasonably priced.
Written February 8, 2016
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Jóna J
Iceland641 contributions
Friends
An independent movie theatre showing various European movies (as well as from other countries) which are not what you'd find in a regular theatre. It also shows National Theatre Live productions as well, and even showed the specials of Dr. Who and Sherlock to name a few.
Written January 4, 2016
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v0yageur22
Killingworth, CT1,487 contributions
Couples
Bio Paradis is a terrific independent movie theater showing wonderful art movies (with English subtitles). There are six screens and the films rotate every day, so there is plenty to see here, especially on a rainy day in Reykjavik. There are great film posters in the lobby and when we were there, a fashion display.
Written October 11, 2015
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