Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heard of Ghana's "Rex Cinema"?

Asking that question is like contemporaneously saying "Ghana does not have many cinemas!"

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;-)

labels: ghana cinema, rex cinema


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Unknown said...

There used to be outdoor theatres in Accra. You could pay more to sit uptairs where there was a roof and fans. They were much like drive-ins but with chairs.

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