Fram Kino, the first cinema in Norway, opened in 1908. It is located in the city of Bodø, the capital of Nordland county. Until 1989, it was the only cinema in Bodø, serving as a cultural hub.HistoryBackgroundOle J. B. Jørgensen established Fram Kino in 1908. The cinema's management has remained in the Jørgensen family for four generations, with Ole J. B. Jørgensen being succeeded by Petter Jørgensen (b. 1894), Ole Henrik Jørgensen (b. 1928) and Erik Jørgensen (b. 1958).Ole J. B. JørgensenOle J. B. Jørgensen worked as a wagon-man transporting goods, but by the early 1900s he had established himself as a businessman. In 1908, he established his first cinema at Lodge Farm. In 1911, the cinema moved to a building leased at Storgata 8. In 1916, a portion of the family farm at Søndre Hærnes was sold to pay for Storgata 8. A part of the farm was re-acquired by his son, Petter Jørgensen, in 1933.Lodge FarmLodge Farm was a base for the temperance society known as Nordens Klippe, established in 1882. They held their meetings at Tordenskjoldsgate, the first God-Templar location in the Northern part of Norway. Lodge Farm was destroyed in 1940 during World War II in the bombing of Bodø.Originally, the cinema played silent shorts, with four to five screenings at each showing. All screenings were accompanied by live piano. The original price for the cinema was 25 øre for adults, and 10 øre for children. The first films included comedies, such as Liquid Electricity, Adventures of A Magician, and dramas such as Samson and Dahlila .