Filmstaden Sergel opened on 3 November 1995 and was designed by architect Per Kallstenius with interiors by Birgitte Baadsgaard.
Svensk Filmindustri AB was founded in 1909 and is one of the world’s oldest film companies. The company was initially a production and distribution company, but was purchased by Bonnier in 1983 and has been split up since 1998. This included establishing SF Bio with the task of managing the cinemas, while the production and marketing of films is handled by Svensk Filmindustri.
The first cinemas under SF Kino’s direction opened in 1999 in Lillestrøm and Tønsberg. With the acquisition of Kino 1 Group, cinemas in Sandvika, Skien, Stavanger, and Sandnes could be added to the portfolio. Sarpsborg was acquired in 2012 and in early 2015 the upcoming cinema in Storo was announced, which will also contain Norway’s first IMAX cinema.
Finnkino was founded in 1986 as a union of 34 companies in the film industry. Finnkino was bought by the Rautakirja Group in 1994 and later became part of the Sanoma Group in 2003. In 2011 Finnkino was bought by Ratos.
In 1993, Finnkino started the Baltic film business in Latvia. Today Forum Cinema operates under the name “Forum Cinemas”, running 9 cinemas with 67 screens in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.