REX Cinema

The REX is a short, five-minute walk from Tema Station in Central Accra. I had spotted the vibrant façade a week ago when a tro-tro (local “public” transit) drove by on it’s way to the lorry park, but circumstances prevented my return until this week. On first look the Cinema appeared like it might still […]

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Cinema Houses in Accra circa 1969

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 […]

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