An abandoned cinema in the Egyptian desert

Here’s something you don’t see everyday! An abandoned outdoor cinema in Egypt. This cinema was captured by award-winning Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas and seems to have been installed “somewhere in the beginning of this millennium”. But it was built by Frenchmen, not Egyptians.

The tale behind the abandonment of the cinema is quite interesting (some say the Egyptians did not like the idea of the French having a better idea than them). Not a lot else is known about this abandoned place, except for its location, which is right by the Egyptian coast of Sharm El Sheikh – though you’ll need a 4×4 to get you to the cinema; it’s off the beaten path (where all good things are found!).

Via Messy Nessy Chic

Abandoned cinema in Egypt
Abandoned cinema in Egypt
Abandoned cinema in Egypt

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.