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Report - Cinema Eden Marrakech February 2012

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by spiderlover, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. spiderlover

    spiderlover 28DL Full Member
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    I'm not an explorer but I am an inveterate traveller and had a fabulous trip to Marrakech in Ferbuary this year. My other half lived there for 3 months and had been banging on for us to take a trip there for years. We spent a week wandering the city and coming across the Cinema Eden and being invited inside by the caretaker(?) was my personal highlight of the trip as I am a huge movie buff.

    This cinema has been written about in the past (but not on this forum as far as I can see) so I won't bore you with the details apart from syaing that the cinema openend in 1926 and closed in 2009. It's being cared for at the moment with a view to being restored. There were no signs of work being done and from what I could see, there's very little required to get it up and running again.

    Here's an article from the Guardian featuring the Eden:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2004/mar/06/film

    On with the pictures:

    From the outside on Riad Zitun
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    The foyer
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    Spare seats in the foyer
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    Screen
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    The auditorium
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    View from the balcony
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    Front of the balcony
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    Off to the projector room
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    Projector
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    Not sure what movie this is....
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