This is a new series of three Icelandic stamps
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The first movie theatre opened in Iceland In November 1906. It was called Fjalakötturinn (lit. the mousetrap) but it was known simply as Bio short for the Danish term Biograftheater. Bio was located in one of the Reykjavik main streets offering regular movie shows. It was opened with ceremony on November 2nd 1906. Icelanders had scant knowledge of cinematography during most of the 20th Century. There was some interest in moviemaking during cinemas silent era and in the middle of the century a few movies were made using actors. Two Icelandic pioneers, Óskar Gíslason and Loftur Guðmundsson, made popular 16 mm movies and the movie studio Edda Film was founded. With the establishment of National Television cinematographic knowledge and training increased greatly. The first genuinely Icelandic movie was Murder Story which had its premiere in 1977.