Jill – Simply The Best
Sep 21–Nov 18
Cinema and culture stage
A meeting place and stage for all forms of entertainment and culture. Draken Live presents a scene and a stage for all kinds of meetings and entertainment – stage shows, concerts, stand-up comedy as well as traditional movie screenings and much more.
Draken Live is a cinema and stage located at Järntorget and Heurlins Plats in Gothenburg. A long-standing meeting place for Gothenburg’s cultural life. The premiere took place on April 26th, 1956, and regular screenings ended in May 1995. Draken Live is the main cinema and festival center at the annual Gothenburg Film Festival and stands together with a number of other cinemas for the screening of the festival’s films.
The cinema’s 20 metre wide screen is among Sweden’s widest and the total area is 102 square meters. At the beginning of 1995, the Swedish Film Industry decided to close down the cinema. A joint action by the Gothenburg Film Festival, Göteborgs-Posten, Gothenburg Municipality and 713 private individuals saved the cinema, which was then run by Drakens Vänner, followed by Folkets Hus.
As of autumn 2023, Draken is operated by Krall Entertainment and goes by the name Draken Live – Gothenburg’s new meeting place for entertainment experiences.
Draken is the only venue west of central Gothenburg that can accommodate a larger audience. Both large companies, performances and meetings.