One of Lebanon's oldest theaters reopens after 28 years

STORY: One of Lebanon's oldest cinemas

has reopened after 28 years

Locator: Tripoli, Lebanon

The Ampere Cinema is offering

free movies and performances

as part of a national project

to revive the country's theaters

(Bakhos Safi, Tripoli resident)

"We were very happy when we heard that Ampere was reopening because we have so many memories in this cinema and all the cinemas in Tripoli. But Ampere Cinema is one of the first cinemas to exist in Tripoli, there's almost no one in Tripoli who does not remember them or have memories in them."

The Ampere took volunteers

eight months to renovate

It's now the oldest working cinema in Lebanon