Cinema Vox

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Cinema Vox poster
Cinema Vox poster[1]

The Cinema Vox was a movie theater in Tangier, Morocco opened in 1935. Morocco's Vox in Tangier was Africa's biggest when it opened in 1935, with 2,000 seats and a retractable roof.[2] The bar at Cinema Vox is said to have been the inspiration for Rick's Café Américain in the film Casablanca.[2]

The philosopher and former head of the Centre du Cinéma Marocain, Noureddine Saïl, recalled that Cinema Vox was "the total capital of Egyptian cinema" in Tangier in the 1950s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CINÉMA VOX TANGER". Centerblog (in French). 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  2. ^ a b Fairclough, Paul (2011-06-02). "Africa's rich cinema heritage". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  3. ^ Van De Peer, Stefanie Elvire (12 October 2016). "Noureddine Saïl on the cinemas of old Tangiers, languages, and happy schizophrenia!". Transnational Moroccan Cinema. University of Exeter. Retrieved 27 July 2017. As the Tangerine children grew to reach the ripe age of ten, the circuit of movie theaters would widen and include Cinéma Vox, “the total capital of Egyptian cinema”.