07.03.2019

Excelsior in Antananarivo/Madagascar

Madagascar - second country named after a movie (first one was Brazil:).
I got a good offer and bought some old postcards, among them this exotic one. The postcard shows Madagascar's very first cinema Excelsior. It opened in 1922. It was a place for cinema, skating and dancing - like written above the door. 
Lamia Belkaied-Guiga published the book Regarder des films en Afriques about cinemas in Africa, there Karine Blanchon wrote about cinemas in Madagascar.
You can see on Wikipedia side Antananarivo a picture with two other old cinemas in this town: Ritz and Rex, opened in 1929.

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