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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 seating area of the ‘Skenderbej’ outdoor cinema in Tirana in approximately 1940. The area is divided into two sectors with different types of chairs. The chairs closer to the screen are more simply constructed than the others. The area is partly covered by dark textile sun canopies. The city centre’s clock tower can be identified in the background.
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 35
Editor:Karl Kaser