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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 exterior of the ‘Gloria’ cinema in the Albanian seaport of Durrës in approximately 1940. The facade consists of four entrances and a canopied box office. In front of the neighbouring building, a movie is being advertised. The slogan ‘A fascist regime is a fair regime’ is displayed on the upper part of the wall.
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 7
Editor:Karl Kaser