THE END OF THE WORLD CINEMA

In the middle of the Egyptian desert, you will find an abandoned cinema that never showed a single movie.  Rows of chairs stand preserved in the burning heat and projector equipment silently waits for a premiere that will never come.  The screen, what was basically a large sail, is long gone - lost to the desert winds.

The End of the World Cinema was the idea of a wealthy Frenchmen who had the cinema constructed on the Sinai Peninsula.  What he failed to understand was that Egypt at the time was a virtual police state and that a thing like a movie theater was frowned upon by many.  On opening night, there were a lot of "accidents" such as sabotaged generators and no movies were ever shown.

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