“Those who dream can move mountains.
But the question that everyone wanted answered was whether I would have the nerve and the strength to start the whole process from scratch. I said yes; otherwise I would be someone who had no dream left, and without dreams I would not want to live.”
Do you remember the mythic movie by Herzog Fitzcarraldo with Klaus Kinsky in the role of an intense businessman and adventurer?, full of dreams, whose spirit is perfectly expressed by an epic sentence of the film: “Those who dream can move mountains”. Fitzcarraldo acts as an icon of the last true dreamers, artists, at the beginning of the 1900s that have put primary emphasis on the realization of their dreams.
In the beginning of this century another adventurer wanted to make his crazy dream!
How you can find a movie theatre into an incredible place: Estonian photographer, Kaupo Kikkas, discovered an abandoned outdoor cinema movie theatre deep in the Sinai desert, apparently, built it in the early 2000s.
An eccentric french berber artist, sometimes actor, when he was traveling in the desert and decided he needed to watch David Lynch’s Dune.
Then the Frenchman Diynn Eadel, who thought it was a brilliant location for a cinema. In Cairo, Eadel bought 150 wooden chairs and a projector from an old theatre. He hauled in a generator for electricity and a tractor to pull up a giant screen.
Who knows why he decided to abandon it and if he ever accomplished the screening.
Unfortunately, the local authority weren’t to thrilled about Eadel’s idea. On the night of the premiere, everything went wrong. The generator mysteriously failed to work. To this day, not a single film has been screened at this “End of the World Cinema.”
Photos and information about this place, other than Kaupo’s, is strangely hard to find. It basically doesn’t exist on the internet. After Kikkas’s discover this year, Mr Eadel preferred the silence.
How does a place like that remain such a well-kept secret? Is someone trying to keep it a secret? Is it even real?! Fortunately it is, and here is the original flyer for the Frenchman’s cinema which was called “La Tête dans Les Etoies”, (head in the stars) and other vintage pictures on twitter.