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  • Culture centre,‘cinema’ sealed in Karachi

    KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation staffers in the early hours of Tuesday sealed Markaz-i-Ilm-o-Saqafat Hall located near Ayesha Manzil over non-payment of KMC dues and for illegally subletting the premises...

    A statement issued by the KMC says that the KMC had handed over the premises to a company so that cultural activities could take place at the hall, but they rented out the hall to another party that converted it into a...

  • Three killed in shooting at US cinema

    LAFAYETTE: A gunman sitting in a packed movie theater in Louisiana stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of a popular comedy and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others before fatally shooting himself, authorities said...

    The gunman initially tried escaping on Thursday night by blending into the fleeing crowd, but turned back when he saw police heading inside from the parking lot, authorities said
  • Saudis crave revival of cinema: 'It makes people see a reflection of their own lives'

    The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades ? a trip to the cinema...

    “Cinema is like the soul of Saudi society,” said Faisal Alharbi, director of “National Dialogue”, one of three short films screened to an audience packed into the capital's King Fahd Cultural Centre...

  • Sale of Nishat Cinema

    IT was indeed sad news hearing about the sale of Nishat Cinema which had been inaugurated by the Late Fatima Jinnah...

    There is no need for me to elaborate on the heritage value of Nishat Cinema...

  • The history of Indian cinema reveals an industry that used to be more inclusive of Muslims

    Jayant, whose son Amjad Khan went on to play the greatest villain of Indian cinema, Gabbar Singh, was a journeyman known for small roles...

    As Khan tearfully explained in Do Raaste, the Guptas were his family as well and their mother was the only mother he had known, Indian cinema once again made a case for interfaith harmony: No Muslim ghettos or sectarian riots, just neighbours living together in harmony...

  • WIDE ANGLE: IN THE NAME OF CINEMA

    An Oscar-winning director goes virtual reality, and it’s utterly thrilling — but is it cinema?Carne y Arena, a virtual-reality installation by Alejandro G...

    Analogies to the dawn of cinema, when frightened audiences fl ed images of oncoming trains and gunshots, were obvious: Here was a new iteration of cinematic spectatorship that took its most cardinal properties — surrender, immersion, reflexive identification with the people up...

  • Cinema in Islamic centre given 7-day shutdown notice

    KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation on Tuesday sent a seven day notice to M/s Funrama Arts and Entertainment to shut down a cinema and other allied activities in the building of the Islamic Cultural Centre...

    A cinema has been functioning for the past few years in the building that had originally been constructed by the KMC for the Islamic Cultural Centre...

  • Extraordinary life of explorer Ali Bey set for cinema

    RABAT: Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: the remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death...

    Born in Catalonia in 1767, Domingo Badia y Leblich posed as an exiled Arab prince and became one of the first Europeans to set foot in Mecca
  • SPOTLIGHT: CINEMA WITHOUT IDEAS

    Pakistani cinema is stuck in a rut...

    We have cinema screens and motion pictures; and we also have a working model where films perceived to be ‘high-concept’ — that is, films that supposedly get you your money’s worth — vie for the most lucrative release dates: the two Eids...

  • CDA stops lawyer from pursuing case against cinema in shopping mall

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has stopped its lawyer from pursuing a case related to the alleged violation of building codes in the construction of a cinema house at the Safa Gold Mall...

    The proposed cinema house would be the second one in the federal capital as another had started operations at the Centaurus Mall a couple of years ago...

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