Derelict cinema restored as community space in Tripoli

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For 28 years, Ampere Cinema in Tripoli, north Lebanon, has been left to the ravages of time. This weekend, the cinema reopened its doors as a community cultural space, restored by Tiro Association for Arts (TAA) and inaugurated with a theatre festival. Rebranded as The Lebanese National Theatre, the old cinema played host to the first edition of the Tripoli International Theatre Festival, organized by TAA – the first event held at the space, now intended as a free and independent cultural forum for people, where artistic training workshops, festivals, and artistic performances will be organize…

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