Tellus is a local café and movie theatre from the 1920s, situated in the quiet area Midsommarkransen just south of the city centre.
Tellus is run by a non-profit organisation by locals, which means that a number of enthusiasts do everything from baking cakes for the café, to selling tickets and fixing the film projector.
The movie theatre offers a mixture of old time classics and films that were recently screened at the large cinemas in town. In Sweden foreign films are normally shown in original language with Swedish subtitles so you don’t need to speak Swedish to see a film here.
The interior of the café is quite shabby but offers an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere, with mismatched vintage armchairs and sofas, folding chairs and odd tables. You definitely don’t come here for the food but if you are hungry you can get a bowl of soup or a piece of home baked pie for a low cost.
In addition to being a neighbourhood movie theatre, Tellus hosts live concerts, art exhibitions and poetry readings. Every other Wednesday there is a casual jazz club here that creates a nice atmosphere when passing by on the way home from work. A few evenings a month a knitting and crochet club meet up here, and some evenings Tellus hosts a French language exchange meet-up. Check their website for a list of coming events.