Kikkas, after taking the pictures of the abandoned place, published them online, hoping to attract more interest to the cinema theater, and, if possible, find a new owner for it.
According to Kikkas, the cinema was built by at the turn of the millenium by a wealthy French stoner. Reportedly, the stoner wanted to build a theater to cash in on the local population, by showing them movies. The screen for the theater and equipmen were brought from Cairo.
However, the business didn’t go so well. The locals didn’t show any interest, and no film was ever shown there.
On the opening night, the generator powering the party mysteriously cut out. It’s suspected that local Egyptians and government officials didn’t take too well to the Frenchman and his cinematic ideas.
In any case, even though the theater has been abandoned for many years, thanks to Kikkas, we can still have a look at it.
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