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William Daou 24 Jul 2020

Metropolis Cinema Makes A Comeback With New Outdoor Screenings

After the unfortunate and indefinite closing of the Empire Cinema in SOFIL at the beginning of the year, Metropolis Cinema Association is now making a comeback with a set of outdoor screenings for movie lovers.

The cultural landmark has announced new “partnerships with various cultural institutions, spaces and initiatives in Lebanon” to bring you a series of outdoors screenings taking place across the country.

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With the last few months having been challenging & hardening for all us, we feel that we would like to keep creating meaningful connections and start coming together again around the films that we love (within the correct social distancing measures of course!). We are overjoyed to have initiated partnerships with various cultural institutions, spaces and initiatives in Lebanon to bring you a series of outdoors screenings taking place across the country. We will be kicking off this programme with a first collaboration with Hammana Artist House for a screening of Hadi Ghandour’s “The Traveller” in their beautiful outdoor courtyard on Sunday, July 26! Check the event link in our bio for more details and keep an eye out for more information on our next events. These screenings are made possible thanks to the support of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) – Cinapses Program and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) – Reel Streams Program. *Please note that we will be doing the best we can to respect the proper COVID-19 prevention measures during this event. @hammanaartisthouse @thetraveller.themovie @hadig @rodrigue.sleiman @aida_sabra

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The first event will be kicking off this weekend with a unique open-air screening of Hadi Ghandour’s The Traveller in the courtyard of Hammana Artist House, taking place on Sunday, July 26 at 8:30 PM in accordance with proper safety measures.

Back in January 2020, the Empire Cinema closed down its doors after 13 years of screening some of the most unique indie films as a result of the crippling economic crisis. What started as a non-profit organization in 2006, quickly grew to be one of Beirut’s most beloved spots for foreign film fanatics and movie lovers.

We’re glad to hear that this lovely independent cinematic experience is up and running again!

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