Cairo Performing Arts

Multiscreen cinema complexes are springing up all over the city, usually linked to major malls. Foreign films are subtitled in Arabic and usually start 30 minutes after the scheduled time (arriving 15 minutes after that time is usually fine). All theaters have reserved seating. Also note that most embassies have cultural centers that show original-language (and uncensored) movies—these are well

worth looking into if you're in the mood to see a film.

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Al-Hanager

Part of the Opera House complex—but intended as a space for experimental performing arts—the Al-Hanager hosts some of Cairo's most...

Cairo Opera House

This is the home of Cairo Opera Company, which has an excellent soprano in Paris-trained Iman Mustafa. The collection of performing arts...

Duroub Gallery

This gallery offers a variety of thematic exhibitions throughout the year. ...

El Sakia

The name of this gallery, which can be translated as "The Waterwheel," is the legacy of writer and novelist Adel-Moneim El Sawy. It's...

Golden Stars Cinema

This multiscreen movie house shows Arabic- and English-language films. ...

Gomhoureya Theater

This surprisingly elegant theater near Abdin Palace hosts many good visiting artists. ...

Mashrabia Gallery

This gallery shows all the best contemporary artists in Egypt—including Adel El Siwi, Hany Rashed, Qarm Qart, Shayma Kamel, and Amre...

Metro Cinema

Originally built in the 1940s in Art Deco style by Thomas Lamb, this Downtown theater opened with the Egyptian premiere of Gone With...

Ramses Hilton Annex

The top floor of this shopping mall next to the hotel has long been a popular choice for the latest English-language films. ...

Renaissance Cinemas

This multiscreen complex shows the latest blockbusters. Tickets range from £E25 to £E45 depending on whether you're seeing a matinee...

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