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“A delight”

Red Rock Cinema - The Volcano Show
Ranked #7 of 20 Fun & Games in Reykjavik
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Villa, the owner and filmmaker, is a delightful older man who runs the establishment. We got there rather early and chatted with him for a bit. Once the show started he gave us about a $8 USD discount for being American (he loves small town America). We watched both films (Part I and II). Part I was filmed by him during the 1980's and 1990's while Part II was filmed by he and his father back in the 1960's. The subject matter is incredibly fascinating and the films are really amazing. Keep in mind this is not going to be 3D IMAX. This was shot in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and early 90s so the quality of the film it what you should expect from that era, but otherwise it was a delightful experience and one we will not soon forget.

Visited August 2013
Thank Matthew D
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Icelandic resilience in face of adversity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Been three times - 1986, 1995 and 2013. Each time to see the resilience if Icelanders in face of natural disaster is very humbling. The power of volcanoes and the mid-Atlantic rift is awesome and Villi is an expert storyteller and filmmaker doing justice to the images he and his father have captured over the decades. As I'd been before, he only charged us 3000kr not 4000kr - bearing in mind it was 18 years ago. He said I was a frequent flyer! I think we hoped there'd be a bit about the most recent eruptions in 2010 as he's relying a bit on past legacies not recent activity, but still well worth spending a couple of hours doing. And our 8 yr old daughter was enthralled too!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank ps_pause
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Valletta, Malta
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Original footage by a local filmmaker”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Great footage over the years. Voice over clear with a touch of local humour. He put up an extra show just for us instead of letting us wait. Not to miss while in Reykjavik.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Steve M
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We saw all his movies and bought all his disks! Villi is real character and it is very interesting to talk to him.

Visited August 2012
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85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Only takes an hour or so of your time. You get to watch a forty minute documentary, showing what happened in the eruption in 1973, and then what happened with the eruption in 2010. Very interesting to see the difference with technology and what people know now. It's only a small cinema, so if you don't have kids who would be interested in this kind of thing for this amount of time, don't make them sit through it and spoil it for other viewers as one selfish parent did when we went! Also got a little gift shop there as well as coffee shop, and can be linked with a walk round the harbour.

Visited January 2013
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