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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
And you would be right.
I saw a tweep (a Ghanaian "twitterer") wondering why after so many years since independence, why is it that Ghana boasts of only ONE major cinema -- read SILVERBIRD at Accra Mall, which rates are rather prohibitive to boot!
I understand from my parents that this place used to be the "it"-thing some four-decades ago.
Of course, that was before the blasted CIA-sponsored coup that removed Ghana's first president Dr.Kwame Nkrumah from power took place in 1966.
Coming back to this cinema, it is now ensconced between some non-descript building and the Electricity Company of Ghana office at Makola.
I am confident the cinema no longer receives custom, and am even more confident there are unknown squatters mulling around. I like that it's enjoyed a lick of paint rather recently;-)
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