Cinema Vendome (Ashrafieh) Demolished

What used to be Cinema Vendome (Mar Mekhayel, Ashrafieh)

When I was a kid, I would watch movies in Cinema Vendome in Mar Mekhayel (Ashrafieh). I remember watching Flubber (Robin Williams, 1997) there.

I didn’t even know the building was being teared down till it was gone…

It was an old and decayed building but could have been given a face-lift.

I wonder what’s gonna be built there but hope it’s not one of those fugly high-rise buildings.

Enshallah “they” build something that suits Ashrafieh’s vintage architecture.