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The ‘Esperia’ cinema in Durrës

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


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Object:The ‘Esperia’ cinema in Durrës
Description:The photograph shows the interior of the ‘Esperia’ cinema in the Albanian seaport of Durrës in approximately 1940. It consists of two floors and is equipped with simple wooden chairs.
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 3
Editor:Karl Kaser