Embassy Cinema

Latema Road,
Nairobi

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The Embassy Cinema opened in mid-to-late 1958 and replaced the old Green Cinema. It was designed by noted British cinema architect David Evelyn Nye for the Majestic Theatre Co. of Mombasa. Among the facilities offered at the Embassy was its own cafe.

Apparently the Embassy Cinema was closed in 2001.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2007 at 10:20 pm

This website claims: “The 850-seater Embassy Cinema became the latest statistic last year (2001) when it joined the long list of theatres which have closed down. Globe on Kijabe Street, Ngara’s Shan and Nairobi West’s Rainbow have been transformed into permanent churches for lack of business, while many other theatres serve as lunch time and Sunday worship centres. Udaysingh Chavda of Casino says letting theatres to churches brings in more money than film shows. Pundits say worse times are expected unless the government cracks down on film pirates”.

No address is given so maybe its a different Embassy Cinema. If it is this Embassy Cinema, it might have re-opened.

KenRoe
KenRoe on November 14, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Thanks Lost Memory;Looks like the Embassy has closed, it is mentioned on a couple of websites as a location to other buildings (next to Embassy Cinema, etc) so I presumed it was still open. I will amend the Status above.

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