The End of the World Cinema – is the title of the article on Kaupo Kikkos photography bog.
His story: “On a sunny day at the very beginning of this millenniums a crazy frenchman found himself in the desert of Sinai. After some puffs of a magic smoke he wondered – how come that there are no cinemas in the middle of the desert? He flew back to Paris and arranged some money. After that he went to Cairo to buy original old seats and projection equipment from an old cinema theater. Then came back to Sinai, arranged generator for electricity a monstrous tractor to pull up the screen that was like a gigantic sail. And now everything was more or less ready for the premier. Only detail he forgot was that this nice desert happens to be in Egypt. Country where local authorities are not too happy about such enthusiasm and spirit, specially if it comes from a crazy frenchman… At the premier evening everything went “accidentally” wrong, their electricity generator was sabotaged and no movies were ever screened at the End of the World Cinema. So there it lies and waits – a monument from another reality and time.”
Sharm’s Cinema gets finally to fame. Follow here soon for more about this mystical place.
A fantastic idea.