Finally, I’ve found somewhere to go to the cinema! Gimle is a beautiful old cinema, located on Bygdoy Allé. While not exactly the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin (but then again, what was, or ever will be?), Gimle has a particular kind of charm.
From the outside, it looks absolutely tiny, and it is. The cinema first opened in 1939 and has only one screen(!) with room for about 260 people.
A beautiful entrance hall leads into the reception, where you buy wine and beer (so civilised!). Popcorn is also sold here, but somehow it manages to stay either in the boxes or bodies of those who choose to eat it, and never quite makes it to the floor, unlike in other cinemas I no longer care to mention. The entire floor (apart from the bathroom - of course!) is covered in carpet, which feels clean, comfortable and reassuringly old-fashioned.
Each seat in the screening room comes with a generous amount of space, an internal mechanism to adjust the seat for maximum lounging comfort, along with a small tray where you can place your wine.
Last week we went to see Midnight in Paris here – a totally enjoyable experience!