Agadir, 1960. A violent earthquake destroyed the whole town, except for a few buildings, including the Salam movie theatre. By a strange twist of fate, apparently the film shown that night was Godzilla, King of the Monsters, a famous figure of post-apocalyptic days.
As a consequence, Cinema Salam saved many lives that night. Cinema Salam was designed by The architect Georges Appéré, and was built in 1954 by the contractor Hadj Boubker Fakih Tetouani. It was more popular and famous during the 80´s and 90´s and it was a cultural hub in the city of Agadir.
Unfortunately, today Salam cinema abandoned, and it has been closed for more than 15 years, associations of ancient gadiris around the world are asking that this vestige be saved from ruin to make it a modern theater or a cultural center.
Until then, The Arab media lab project thought about honoring the memory of Cinema Salam by proposing a weekly Virtual film program, along with discussions and master classes. Short film nights program is one of them
Source :https://medium.com/@aztaleb/tribute-to-cinema-salam-agadir-morocco-the-virtual-film-program-1ebd57856206 & Cinema salam film program – Arab Media Lab //المختبر العربي لفنون الميديا