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Folkan in 1968

Folkan (also known as Folkteatern, English: People's Theater [1] ) was a theatre at Östermalmstorg in Stockholm, Sweden. It was built in 1856 and demolished in 2008 because of problems with the foundation. [2] The theatre was called Ladugårdslandsteatern when it was built, but was renamed to Bijou-teatern in 1877. It got the name Folkan in 1887.

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  1. Barman, T. G. (1939). Guide to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland. London: Thomas Cook Ltd. p. 309.
  2. Luthander, Per (2010-08-17). "Rivning vid Östermalmstorg". Dagens Nyheter . Retrieved 2008-04-02.