The End of the World Cinema in the Middle of the Sinai Desert


On a sunny day at the very beginning of this millenniums a Frenchman found himself in the desert of Sinai.

[H]e wondered – how come that there are no cinemas in the middle of the desert?



He flew back to Paris and arranged some money. After that he went to Cairo to buy original old seats and projection equipment from an old cinema theatre. Then [he] came back to Sinai, arranged generator for electricity a monstrous tractor to pull up the screen that was like a gigantic sail.

At the premier evening everything went wrong, their electricity generator was sabotaged and no movies were ever screened at the End of the World Cinema.




Maps via Google Maps and annotated by Metro.
Via photographer Kaupo Kikkas.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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