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The ‘Skenderbej’ outdoor cinema in Tirana

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


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Object:The ‘Skenderbej’ outdoor cinema in Tirana
Description:The picture shows the entrance area of the ‘Skenderbej’ outdoor cinema in Tirana in approximately 1940. The box office is on the picture’s left margin. A poster featuring a couple is advertising the feature film ‘Amami Alfredo’ (the correct title is ‘Amami, Alfredo!’), starring Maria Cebotari, Lucie Englisch and Claudio Gora, and directed by Carmine Gallone. The two advertisements to the right and left cannot be fully identified. The posters on the right of the picture also advertise ‘Amami, Alfredo!’
Comment:The feature was released in 1940.
Date:Not before 1940, 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 33
Editor:Karl Kaser