Moghrabi Theatre

Moghrabi Square,
Tel Aviv

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Moghrabi Theatre

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This Art Deco style movie house was opened in 1930, on Tel Aviv’s Moghrabi Square, designed by Israeli architect Joseph Berlin.

The theater was demolished in the 1990s to create a parking lot.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 20, 2006 at 12:03 am

The Moghrabi Theatre opened on 13th February 1930.

davids
davids on November 5, 2006 at 9:59 am

Probably the most loved and remembered movie theatre of the one-screen era in Tel-Aviv. The initial plan was to build an opera house but then, the owner, Jacob Moghrabi, a wealthy merchant who just arrived from Syria, changed his mind. Built on the city’s main square,the Moghrabi Theatre was everybody’s meeting place.The Moghrabi closed in 1986 . The building was demolished in the mid 90’s, and is used now as a parking space.

Photos of the square and the Moghrabi Theatre:
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inassyassin
inassyassin on March 13, 2010 at 7:07 am

these info found on this cinema in congress library:

TITLE: Tel Aviv. Moghrabi theatre. Movie picture-house.
CALL NUMBER: LC-M32- 3136[P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-matpc-02666 (digital file from original photo)
LC-M3201-3136 (b&w film copy negative)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [approximately 1920 to 1933]

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on June 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

Have loaded a picture of.. I Hope The Theatre…

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