Bíó Paradís (lit. “Cinema Paradise“) is a new independent cinema in the centre of Reykjavík, screening the latest art-house releases, special genre films, repertory cinema, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films.
Bíó Paradís is the first art house cinema in Iceland. It’s the only cinema left downtown and it is the only cinema that will show Icelandic documentaries and shorts. The repertoire consists mostly of European, Icelandic and U.S. independent films with occasional retrospectives of classic films and an educational film program for children. It opened for business on September 15th 2010.
Bíó Paradís emphasizes especially on Icelandic films of all types, both old and new. The Cinema is also the centre of activies of the annual Reykjavík International Film Festival and several smaller festivals, such as The Reykjavií Short Film Days, Reykjavík Shorts & Docs and others. The cinema features a café/bar and a shop with DVD’s, books and other film-related products. It has four screens; Screen One has a capacity of 205, Screen Two 130, Screen Three 46 and Screen Four 38.