After a three-year hiatus, the Ministry of Culture will reopen the historical Palace Cinema located in Egypt’s Heliopolis, following its renovation that spanned three years.
The decision to renovate it was part of Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid’s plan to restore Cairo’s historical buildings that hold great historical value and cultural significance, Egypt Street reported.
The Palace Cinema was established in 1989 and was decommissioned in 2016 to enable it a fresh lease of life.
Egypt’s Ministry of Culture has also decided to create the first documented archive of Egyptian cinema and its heritage since 1896, naming it “Egyptian Cinematic”.
Khaled Abdel Jalil, head of the National Film Center, stated that the archive comes as part of the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to support Egypt’s cinematic heritage, which represented Egyptian and Arab identity and culture for decades.