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WATCH: Check out Sliema’s former Alhambra cinema in this 1994 video
What a beaut!

Jillian Mallia

Malta was an island booming in the cinematic industry way back when, having multiple cinemas across the island, most of which have unfortunately closed down since. One such cinema is the Alhambra in Sliema where Zara’s stores now stand.

alhambra

This awesome video shows various shots of the cinema, starting off with the foyer that had a photo shop and a few arcade games. ‘90s goals right there!

alhambra

According to the guy behind the lens, the seats featured in the video are the original ones and had been there since 1958. The footage also captures two couples in the cinema, showing a sweet moment between the elderly ones who are seen cuddling. Hanini!

alhambra

Check out the cool footage here:

17th January 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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