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The ‘Dopolavoro’ cinema in Tirana

The ‘Dopolavoro’ cinema in Tirana, © Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit, Tirana enlarge


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Object:The ‘Dopolavoro’ cinema in Tirana
Description:The photograph shows the interior of the improvised ‘Dopolavoro’ cinema in Tirana in approximately 1940. The space was obviously originally not a cinema hall. The tiers consist of wooden chairs. The signs to the right and left of the screen say ‘Smoking prohibited’.
Comment:The inserted name ‘Luce’ (an Italian film and photo production company) indicates that the photograph was taken during the Italian occupation of Albania between 1939 and 1943.
Date:Not before 1939, Not after 1943
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Albania (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit, Tirana
Archive:Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit (Collection Fototeka), Inv. No.: Fototeka 2
Editor:Karl Kaser