Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto
Stockholm, 115 31
Phone: (46) 8 664 50 00
Fax: (46) 8 664 07 00
Built for the Olympic games in 1912, Olympia stadium is Stockholm's oldest sports arena. Today, it is mainly used by the Djurgårdens IF, the national football team. In addition to big events, such as the Stockholm marathon, Finnkampen and DN-galan, various rock concerts are also held here.
Stockholmsloppet is a half-marathon (21kilometres) that twists and turns past Stockholm's most beautiful sights. The start and finish line is next to the Olympic Stadium. The 70th race was run in 2000 and the popularity grows every year. Around 10,000 runners participate in the race each year. All the participants that complete the distance are awarded a medal.
Fågel Blå, centrally located in Ostermalm, is an old cinema hall. Classics, documentaries, and independent films are a regular feature, along with the occasional festival. Fågel Blå has a capacity of 187 seats, while the miniscule Holken only has 20 seats. If you want to have coffee, then there is a cafe. The city-centre nightclubs are just a short walk away.
This is the home of theatrical farce in Stockholm, and many of Sweden's most popular artistes have performed here. Maxim was built in 1946 as a radio studio. A famous Swedish radio program, "The Breakfast Club" with Sigge Furst, was recorded at these premises. For a while it was also used as a TV studio, but in 1971 it became purely a theater. In 1978 Maxim became private and one of the most successful one in the city at that.
This is the only Off Broadway theater in Sweden. It presents the best of American theater and musicals in Swedish.
Mayfield is one of the famous organizers of concerts in Stockholm, and Nymble is the main venue for most concerts. This place screens films by cinema clubs and music arrangements, making it a popular hangout for students at KTH. The venue is spacious and can comfortably seat up to 1200 people.
Biografen Park belongs to the SF Bio chain of cinemas located all over Sweden and Norway. With 194 cinemas in Sweden and 3 in Norway, this is a thriving business that brings the best in movie entertainment. This Stockholm branch was inaugurated in 1941 and has an impressive sound system. Today it is mainly used for events and conferences.
Park was built in 1941, and is one of the best preserved movie theatres in Stockholm. A single-screen theatre with over 700 seats, it is richly furnished and has a cosy atmosphere. The sound system is brand-new and state-of-the-art. Park offers a wide selection of films, but American mainstream productions dominate along with the most successful Swedish and European movies. The nightclubs of Stureplan are near by and you will also find Burger King, McDonald's, TGI Friday's and many Italian restaurants. Park is also used for special events and conferences.
Teatrix's new premises at Stureplan suit it perfectly. The large amount of space gives you an excellent view, even from the long bar. The advantage of having dinner here is that you get the best seats - right in front of the stage. You can choose between five set menus. And after the show, the party continues as the nightclub opens.
This is an arcade situated in the middle of trendy boutiques and even trendier restaurants. There are many pinball machines here, and there is always a steady stream of people coming here to play, thanks to the metro station next door. You can also access internet here for a fee. As expected, the clientele consists mainly of youngsters with nothing better to do, or escaping shopping with their mothers.
Zita, formerly known as The Winter Palace, was built in 1913 and is the oldest cinema theater in Stockholm. The theater has been refurbished several times. It has three screens with seating capacities of 140, 45, and 30 seats. In the lobby, there is a small restaurant, where you can eat, have a cup of coffee, or drink a glass of beer before and after the movie. The nightclubs and bars around Stureplan are at a short distance. Zita has a repertoire consisting of mainly non-American films, and it is the right place if you are looking for films that have not been picked up by major distributors.
Sture is a three-screen theater, which was opened in 1915. Here European and Hollywood movies are screened. This cinema theater is also home to Cinemateket's screenings. Cinemateket is a part of The Swedish Film Institute, whose ambitions are to broaden the selection of films in Stockholm by offering alternatives to the standard Hollywood fare. Sture is a convenient place to go because the nightclubs and restaurants are nearby.