FILE – Cairo governor, Eng. Atef Abdel Hamid
CAIRO – 18 July 2018: The historical Palace Cinema, located in Heliopolis, will be renovated as part of Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid’s plan to restore Cairo’s historical buildings that hold a great historical value or unique architectural style.
More than 228 cinemas have been closed off across Egypt in the last few years, 61 of which are found in Cairo.
Furthermore, in an attempt to preserve the Egyptian cinematic heritage, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture decided to create the first documented archive of the Egyptian cinema and its heritage since 1896 and name it "Egyptian Cinematic".
The "Egyptian Cinematic" comes in light of the ministry's efforts to immortalize the Egyptian cinematic heritage through the creation of a documented archive.
The Egyptian cinema was the first representative of Egyptians to the Arab world and the representative of Egyptians and Arabs to the rest of the world.
Head of the National Film Center, Khaled Abdel Jalil, stated that the archive comes as part of the Ministry of Culture's efforts to support the Egyptian cinematic heritage that represented the Egyptian and Arab identity and culture for decades.