Category Archives: Movie Theaters

The Search for Opera — aka Ghallywood

My second Accra historic movie house quest was to find the famed Opera Theatre. I choose this theatre as my next pursuit because I remembered noticing the façade when haggling for a “She’s a Devil” Nollywood movie poster back in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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; … Continue reading

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