Iraqi movie theaters reopen

posted by danpetitpas on October 22, 2008 at 7:50 am

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Due to increased security in Baghdad, four movie theaters have re-opened after a ban of 18 years.

In a blog posting on MSNBC’s Website, an Iraqi citizen who works for NBC describes what going to the movies is like in Baghdad.

Most of the American movies being shown are from the 1980s, before foreign imports were banned in 1990. Admission is about $2.50.

The first movie theater opened in Baghdad almost 100 years ago and at its peak there were as many as 50 theaters in the city.

Read more at Worldblog/MSNBC.

Comments (3)

KingBiscuits on October 22, 2008 at 7:58 am

I wonder how Titanic will do over there.

KramSacul on October 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

1980s films. Lucky Iraqis.

markp on October 23, 2008 at 12:58 pm

How about a double feature of “Porky’s” and “Revenge of the Nerds” just for the hell of it.

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