The refurbishment process was part of Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamids plan to restore Cairos historical buildings that held great historical value in the region.
As reported by local dailies, the historical Palace Cinema, located in Heliopolis, Egypt has been reopened following a three-year renovation.
The renovations were part of Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamids plan to restore Cairos historical buildings that held great historical value in the region.
The Palace Cinema was established in 1989 and was closed in 2016 for renovations under the supervision of the late head of the Cultural Palace Authority, Dr Sayed Khattab.
Specialised training courses have been added to the program offered by the Palace Cinema, along with a monthly photography exhibition that includes footage from the works of some of the most important and famous directors. The program will also feature African and Latin films and a weekly seminar for discussion.
The Egyptian Ministry of Culture announced that it has created the first documented archive of Egyptian cinema and its heritage since 1896, naming it Egyptian Cinematic, to preserve Egypt’s cinematic heritage.
Khaled Abdel Jalil, Head of the National Film Center, stated that the archive comes as part of the Ministry of Cultures efforts to support Egypts cinematic heritage, which represented Egyptian and Arab identity and culture for decades.