Arusha: Elite Cinema

Name ID 1119

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Arusha Times
Page Number: 5
Extract Date: 2000 April 29

The Elite Cinema

The Elite Cinema also built in the 1950s is a structure constructed especially for cinema. 'To me, this is a very pure building', says Jan. Built in the style of Art Deco popular in Europe earlier, the central cylindrical curve draws the visitor to the entrance. Here as in the UTC building, the curve of the structure dictates the curve of the pavement and the street below. The slight canopy above takes on the shape of the central cylinder and the two slight cylinders on the side. Inside the hall, the style, Art Deco is better appreciable. With long arching window-like structures on the walls facing the audience and square-like decorations on the ceilings, the hall holds a certain appeal tot he viewer.

Extract ID: 4282