[MGSA-L] Outdoor cinemas fade to black in Greece

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 21:06:34 PDT 2014

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For decades Greeks have enjoyed watching the latest
Hollywood blockbusters and old classics under the stars.

Open-air cinemas survived Greece's real estate boom and the financial bust
that followed, providing many with an affordable night out.

>From tiny Mediterranean islands to the capital, Athens, warm summer nights
and some spectacular settings kept movie fans coming back. But the global
switch to digital projection could soon bring the tradition to an end.

Many independent cinema operators say they cannot afford to invest tens of
thousands of dollars in new technology, but none have said so far that they
will have to turn off their old film projectors for good.

Among the images of outdoor cinemas are those of Cine Thisio, Athens'
oldest, which opened in 1935.


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