Sinai Desert Theatre

Sharm El Sheikh

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Located in the Sinai Desert, near Sharm El Sheikh, a few kilometres off Dusti Road in Echo Valley. This is an open air movie theatre, which apparently was hardly ever used. It dates from the early-2000’s and was built by a (rich)Frenchman, who envisioned masses of tourists going into the desert to see a movie under a starlight sky.

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dansdriveintheater on November 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits a peculiar sight that is almost completely out of place: hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas recently visited the desolate location and brought back these amazing shots of a decaying dream. He shares via his blog that the theater was built not too long ago by a man from France with considerable means. Tons of old seats and a generator were hauled in from Cairo, not to mention a giant screen that looked like the sail of a ship.

Everything was set for opening night, with one small problem. Kikkas says the locals weren’t particularly keen on the whole idea and decided to discreetly sabotage the generator. A single movie was never screened. So now it sits in the middle of a desert, a random movie theater that was never used. You can still see it on Google Maps. (via Lustik, Abandoned Geography)

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