AlHamra Cinema was established in 1966 with 600 seats, a balcony, a hall, and a cafeteria. It remained closed for about 30 years before TAA’s commitment to renovate it on June 20th, 2014. This cinema became a free and independent cultural forum where drawing, theater, puppet making, and photography artistic training workshops for children and youth were implemented, in addition to weekly film screenings, theater performances, events, and festivals.
Stars Cinema was built in the 70s, and it was one of the five cinemas in the city before it closed its doors for 27 years because of the centrality of culture in Beirut. This cinema is one of the oldest in southern Lebanon with 400 seats, where drawing, theater, cinema, and photography artistic training workshops for children and youth were implemented, in addition to weekly film screenings, theater performances, events, and festivals.
Rivoli Cinema was built in 1952 and closed its doors in 1989. It is the last cinema in the city of Tyre, in addition to AlHamra Cinema. It was reopened as the "Lebanese National Theater," a free and independent cultural forum with 425 seats, where drawing, theater, cinema, photography, and contemporary dance artistic training workshops for children and youth are implemented, in addition to weekly film screenings, theater performances, events, and festivals. The cinema also hosts local and international exhibitions; implements social and artistic events; and has a public library and cafeteria.
Empire Cinema, which is one of the first cinemas in Tripoli that has been closed for over 30 years, was built in 1932. Tripoli, the second capital of Lebanon, had 35 cinemas, including the aforementioned cinema, which is a theater with 780 seats, located at Sultan Abdul Hamid Yard, well-known today as Al Tal Square. TAA replicated its proven methods in rehabilitating Empire Cinema by bringing back its vitality to be the first Lebanese National Theater in Tripoli in 2022. This will help generate job opportunities for young people and free spaces for cultural and artistic events, as well as build and strengthen bonds between South and North Lebanon. Above all, it’s a forum for encounters, dialogues, artistic training workshops, theater performances, cinema, library, and a cafeteria to take place.