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The ‘Savoja’ cinema in Tirana

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


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Object:The ‘Savoja’ cinema in Tirana
Description:The picture shows the exterior of the ‘Savoja’ cinema in Tirana in approximately 1940. The tower-like front includes an entrance area with two doors. The balcony above the entrance bears a billboard sign with the inscription in Albanian and Italian, ‘Federata krahinore fashiste e Tiranës / Federazione provinciale fascista di Tirana’ (Provincial federation of fascists in Tirana). Around the building construction work is underway.
Comment:The building was renamed ‘Teatri Kombëtar’ (National theatre) after World War II.
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 30
Editor:Karl Kaser