Cinema Houses in Accra circa 1969

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Most of the cinema’s in Accra were owned by the former Ghana Film Industry Corporation. In 1973 they owned the “Rex”, “Regal”, “Royal”, “Plaza”, and “Roxy” in Accra; the “Tex” in Asamankese; the “Royal” in Nkawkawa; the “Tarso” in Ho; and the “Dam” in Akosombo. Now, if they haven’t been abandoned, they are privately owned and specialize in screening live football (soccer) matches.

In the next couple months I will search the city for these historic movie houses, report back with pictures as I find them today–perhaps catching up on the world of football while refreshing myself with a bottle of Club along the way.

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2 Responses to Cinema Houses in Accra circa 1969

  1. Pingback: Damn the Man, Save the Rex! – Akosua Adoma Owusu Reinvigorates Ghanaian Cinema Culture | Black Film Center/Archive

  2. Valerie (Thomson) Herd says:

    I went to the Orion cinema in the early sixties, as a child. No roof, so we could watch the night sky. When it rained, the audience would pull the chairs along the walls to shelter. I still recall ads for Pond’s cold cream, BP fuel (Mr Beep), Coca Cola and Schweppes, and eating little tubs of ice cream with a flat wooden spoon.

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