El Hamra Cinema was built in 1952 and used to be the cultural hub of the city of Tyre before the war started. After being closed for 30 years, Kassem Istanbouli and his team decided to bring the place back to life and hosted at first an International Theater Festival back in June 2014, and then Tyreâ€™s first ever international film festival between November 8 and 11.
Ayyam al-Hamra al-Cinemaiyya brought short films from more than 12 countries in Europe and the Arab world, with the aim of â€œpromoting culture and creativity and to create a space for people to meet and exchange experiences of cinemaâ€. The event is supposed to become an annual one, held each November.
I think this is a great initiative as Tyre (and other cities) needs such a venue for cultural expression and for people to enjoy a positive and enriching experience. Check out the theaterâ€™s Facebook page [Here].
Haile Gebrselassie arrived to Beirut yesterday and performed a training run earlier today with this year’s peace runners, but I don’t think he will be running the Beirut Marathon tomorrow though. Gebrselassie is a true legend in the long-distance tracks and has won numerous Marathon races. Here’s what he said to LBCI about the marathon and running for peace.
See you all tomorrow at the Beirut Marathon!
If you are going to the marathon on Sunday, I recommend you download the Beirut Marathon mobile app as there’s everything you need in it. You can check out the race map, the roads closed, bib tracking and your friends’ location. There are also games to play and a selfie frame.
The app is available for [Android] and [iOS].
I love this man! Every now and then, I listen to the Grendizer song. He will be at Kahwet Leila in Gemmayze on November 7th.
If I missed out on any ad, email it to me or leave the URL in the comments.
Al Rifai Nuts
That’s a hilarious campaign and I like the fact that CBJ and Crepaway replied positively. Nevertheless, that’s not enough and one of them should come with a really smart reply.
I am sure every Lebanese who traveled to Ayia Napa has been to Senior Frog’s. It’s the best place to kick off the party there as it’s always crowded and there’s always live entertainment. Well guess what? Senior Frog’s is coming to Concrete 1994 in Sin el Fil, Beirut for two nights on November 21 and 22.
Regular entrance tickets are at 45$ and 55$ (65$ at the door) and VIP tickets are at 100$.
You can check out more info and book tickets [Here].
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SAT: C U NXT SAT does HALLOWEEN The Grand Factory [Event]
Here are some of the Halloween events and parties happening in Beirut this weekend. If there are other events that I have missed out, let me know and I will add them. Too bad no one has organized a Zombie walk in Beirut yet but there’s the Halloween night ride which is close enough.
MixFM’s Decadeath: Hallowood. The City of Demons, St George [Event]
6th Sense presents “The 7 Deadly Sins” with AGENTS OF TIME – Centre Sofil Le Maillon Entrance [Event]
THE CIRCUS OF FREAKS II, Art Lounge Beirut [Event]
Dead, Rich, & Famous: Halloween Party, Coworking +961 Sursock Palace Achrafieh [Event]
Massacre at the Oscars, Abbey Road Beirut [Event]
B018 Karantina, Olivier Giacomotto, Ziad Ghosn live at B018 (The Halloween edition) [Event]
3rd Annual Halloween Night Ride, Hosted by CyclingCircle and Cyclo Sport [Event]
Another Halloween Party – El Gardel [Event]
I am pretty sure a lot of movie fans are eagerly waiting to watch Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, so here’s your chance to win avant-premiere tickets and watch it before anyone else. This $165M movie, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, is set to be a front runner in this year’s Oscar race and has been rated 9.5 on IMDb so far.
The Avant-Premiere is taking place on November 3 at VOX Cinemas BCC starting 7:30pm. In order to get in the competition, you have to answer the below:
1- For which recent movie did Matthew McConaughey earn the best Actor Oscar for?
2- Name two other movies directed by Christopher Nolan.
I will draw 5 names by Thursday night and announce the winners on Friday morning.
NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.
The Beirut Marathon Association has opened two extra days for registration for an exceptionally awesome lady, Sarah el Khatib. Sarah was at TEDxLAU this year and delivered an inspiring talk on her fight with cancer, before she died two weeks later. I will be at the Beirut Marathon this year just like every year, and I will be running for Sarah.
For those who missed the deadline and still want to register, here’s a [link] to do so.
For those who missed Sarah’s talk, check it out: