August 11, 2020
« Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. »
This August, Cinema Akil is offering a series of timeless French classics and contemporary movies screening on beaches in the South of France. This comes after Journey to Italy, which ended on August 6th, a series dedicated to Italian cinema that took place in various places in Italy.
Even with the growth of streaming services like Netflix, Disney + or Prime Video, Cinema Akil has been booming. It is evident that people are very much looking to experience real life events and have a certain nostalgia for old leisures. With confinement still in place in many parts of the world, we can bet that this kind of activities will be even more popular once people are free again to go wherever they please.