This is my favorite cultural scene in Stockholm. Bio Rio is one of Stockholm’s oldest cinemas from the 1940′s and offers various entertainments such as a filmcafé, alternative films, film clubs, 3D films and live performances on stage.
Two years ago I spent most of my Tuesdays here watching films with my, then 6 months old, son. They offer Baby Bio where you are allowed to bring your child and even the stroller. The salon is packed with mums and dads on parental leave sipping a coffee and enjoying movies and each others’ company. It’s a great concept and I think unique to Sweden.
Bio Rio often hosts overseas film festivals and most films are in English, although the subtitles are in Swedish.
Next door to Bio Rio is Cafe Copacabana. They serve delicious sandwiches and snacks and offer free wi-fi, perfect when you are traveling overseas and need to catch up on plans or do some research. This is a great place to have a chat with a local in order to get tips on where to go around Stockholm.