Draken (movie theater)

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The outdoor Dragon neon sign

Draken (English: The Dragon) was a cinema and music venue located in Stockholm, Sweden. It opened in 1938 as one of Stockholm's biggest cinemas, featuring a capacity of 1,125 people. The architect was Ernst Grönwall with assistance of Olle Zetterberg.[1] The neon sign outside was drawn by the artist Ragnar Person and made by Ruben Morne.[2] It became one of the best known neon signs in Sweden.

During the 1980s it was a very popular concert venue with many notable performances by artists such as Def Leppard, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne and Camel.[3] The venue was closed in 1996 and in 2010 turned into a self storage facility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna-Karin Ericsson:Vad säger Stadsmuseet om..... biograf Draken Archived June 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Stockholm Stadsmuseum, 23 June 2010
  2. ^ Kjell Furberg: Draken, Stockholm Algonet.se, retrieved 22 March 2013
  3. ^ "Draken, Stockholm, Sweden Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2014-06-01.

Coordinates: 59°19′54″N 18°01′37″E / 59.33167°N 18.02694°E / 59.33167; 18.02694