Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas had the chance to visit a very unique, under-appreciated site in Egypt: the End of the World outdoor cinema. The cinema isn’t exactly what you might expect though; it is comprised of 150 wooden chairs sitting right smack in the middle of the Sinai.
Originally intended to become a functional cinema, the idea belonged to a wealthy Frenchman who wanted to invest in building a out-of-place theater in the middle of the desert in Egypt. From there, he went on to buy the chairs and needed equipment from an old theater and got a generator to run the projectors. Unfortunately, the project didn’t go anywhere further due to Egypt’s various instabilities at the time.
The site can be reached through one road, Dusti Road, and has been standing for 10 years creating an amazingly powerful monument in the middle of nowhere. Visually speaking, it’s quite a stunning sight.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have been informed the cinema has now been removed. But if it inspired you, and you want to help us provide more inspiring, unique stories from the Middle East, donate to our crowdfunding campaign now! Three weeks left to help us change the narrative on the MENA region.