Nordisk opens fifth multiplex in Copenhagen
by Annika Pham
Frederiksberg, the prestigious southern suburb of Copenhagen and one of Europe’s most densely populated areas, had been without a cinema since 1981. Until last week that is, when Nordisk Film Cinemas seized the opportunity and inaugurated its fifth cinema in Copenhagen last weekend.
Danish Minister of Culture Brian Mikkelsen and the local Mayor Mads Lebech cut the ceremonial ribbon of the Falconer Cinema in Frederiksberg and were among the several, happy VIPs to attend the exclusive world premiere of Lone Scherfig’s highly anticipated new film Hjemve ahead of its official release on March 30.
The Falconer is a six-screen cinema with a seating capacity of 744 and programming of both commercial and arthouse films. This week’s films include Nordisk Film’s latest romantic comedy, The Black Madonna by Lasse Spang Olsen, produced by Per Holst, as well as Pan’s Labyrinth [+see also:
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The cinema is one of five Nordisk Film Cinemas’ venues in the Danish capital, whose flagship theatre – the 1102-seat Imperial cinema – is one of the largest and best equipped in Scandinavia.
In total, Nordisk Film Cinemas controls 16 cinemas in Denmark and one in Norway for a total of 116 screens and over 17,470 seats. It is one of the first cinema chains in Denmark to have introduced digital projectors in three of its venues: the Imperial and Palads in Copenhagen as well as the Biocity in Århus.
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