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The ‘Gloria’ cinema in Durrës

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


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Object:The ‘Gloria’ cinema in Durrës
Description:The photograph shows the interior of the ‘Gloria’ cinema in the Albanian seaport of Durrës in approximately 1940. It consists of two floors and is equipped with simple wooden chairs. The windows in the upper part of the hall are open.
Comment:The windows in the upper range of the hall indicate that the hall was originally not constructed as cinema. The imprint ‘Luce’ (an Italian film and photo production company indicates that the photograph was taken under Italian occupation of Albania 1939-1943.
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 5
Editor:Karl Kaser