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The ‘Nacional’ cinema in Tirana

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


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Object:The ‘Nacional’ cinema in Tirana
Description:Tirana’s ‘Nacional’ cinema undergoing reconstruction in approximately 1940.
Comment:The ‘Nacional’ cinema in Tirana was Albania’s first European-style cinema, opened by Jusuf Beshir in 1926. During Italian occupation (1939–1943) it was renamed ‘Rex’, and in the subsequent communist era, ‘November 17’.
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 13
Editor:Karl Kaser