More Mozambique cinemas

Cinema 3 de Fevereiro, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

Sol de Carvalho kindly sent me a number of photos he took of cinemas in Mozambique to supplement my growing collection. Most of the photos were taken by noted Brazilian photographer and filmmaker Chico Carneiro, who has lived in Maputo since the 1980s (and who was not properly credited in an earlier version of this post).

Sol, a filmmaker himself, is the director of “O Jardim do Outro Homem” (Another Man’s Garden, 2006), one of the few Mozambican-made feature-length films. He’s currently screening his “As Teias da Aranha” (The Spider’s Web), this one about HIV, at neighborhood cinemas like the one pictured in the last image in the gallery after the jump.

Cinema 3 de Fevereiro, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

Cinema Nacional, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

Cinema Nacional, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

Cinema Vitória, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

 

Cinema Olympia, Beira (Credit: Chico Carneiro)

Cinema Montalto, Chimoio

Cinema Gondola, Gondola

Cine-Teatro Tofo, Inhambane. (Sol is co-owner of this theater.)

Cinema de Bairro (neighborhood cinema)

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One Response to More Mozambique cinemas

  1. The art-deco styling of the cinemas is simply gorgeous. They sure don’t make them like that anymore.

    I’m curious to know, what plans does Sol Carvalho have for these cinemas? Are they currently running and/or will they be restored?

    Kindest,
    Adarsh P.

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