Egyptian Chronicles: Seen in Cairo : Once a famous Cinema Theater

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seen in Cairo : Once a famous Cinema Theater

Location Azbakeya Garden, Ghayt Al Adah, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Cinema Opera in Cairo

 Seen in Downtown Cairo the once famous and currently closed down "Opera" Cinema theater.
It survived the Grand fire of Cairo in February 1952 but it did not survive the curse of time.

Now it is closed down and surrounded with ugly big buildings and shops in the overcrowded Opera square aka Al-Ataba Square. According to friends , it is being renovated and it will be opened soon.
I do not know when it was built or who owned or owns it but I know it was named after Egypt's Khedival Opera House.

Well, there is no doubt that the whole Opera Square was doomed after that huge fire that destroyed the Khedival Opera House in the mid-1980s in strange circumstances.

Here is an old photo for "Opera" Cinema after the grand fire of Cairo in 1952 whom we have not known officially who was behind it until this day !!
Cinema Opera in 1952
"Opera" Cinema was showing the When Worlds Collide 
during the grand fire of Cairo

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