Cinema El Housh
A pop up cinema at an abandoned lodge, located at Harat Al-Sham quarter in Old Jeddah, hand-built from raw scrap items and found materials, and programmed to screen local, international art house films and classics.
This pop-up works as a forerunner of the permanent Cinema El Housh designed and set to be built in concrete in the same location as an urban-hub.
The aesthetics will be a hidden theater within the Historical area that benefits the community. It will reflect a yearning for a unique shared experience. El Housh nods back to the forgotten era of Cinema screenings in Jeddah’s “Houshes” back in the Seventies.
The project is led by local filmmaker, Mahmoud Sabbagh.
Project designed with Nora Aly