Cinema

Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 9:30pm and midnight, however each cinema has its show times during the month of Ramadan.

Al-Amir
Khlousi, Shubra, Cairo. Tel: 2205 5722
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)

Bandar, Maadi (11am, 2pm & 10pm)
Bandar Mall, 1 Palestine St, New Maadi. Tel: 2519 0770
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)

*Snow White and the Huntsman

City Centre
3 Makram Ebeid St, Nasr City. Tel: 010 667 5096
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)
*Snow White and the Huntsman

Cosmos
12 Emadeddin St, downtown Cairo. Tel: 2574 2177
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Dandy Mall (2pm & 10pm)
Beginning of Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road. Tel: 018 919 6438
*The Expendables 2
*Five-Year Engagement
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)

Diana
17 Al-Alfi St, Emadeddin, downtown Cairo. Tel: 2592 4727
*Al-Almani
(The German)

Downtown (2pm & 10pm)
8 Emadeddin St, Downtown. Tel: 2592 4727
*The Expendables 2
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Dream

Dream Land, Sixth of October City. Tel: 3855 3217
*Al-Almani
(The German)
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya (Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)

Galaxy

67 Abdel-Aziz Al-Seoud St, Manial. Tel: 2532 5745/6
*Brave (3D)
*The Dark Knight Rises
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)
*Step Up Revolution (3D)

Geneina

Al-Batrawi St, off Abbas Al-Aqad St, Nasr City. Tel: 2263 0745- 016 553 0858
*The Dictator
*The Expendables 2
*Five-Year Engagement
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Snow White and the Huntsman

Golden Stars

City Stars Mall New Annex, Heliopolis. Tel: 2480 2580/1
*Brave (3D)
*The Dark Knight Rises
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Rock of Ages
*Step Up Revolution (3D)
*Think like a Man

Golf City
Al-Obour City. Tel: 4610 6155/6/7
*Al-Almani (The German)
*Battleship
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)
*Snow White and the Huntsman

Metro (2pm & 10pm)
35 Talaat Harb St, Downtown. Tel: 2393 7566
*Game Over
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

New Modern Shubra
Al-Mazallat St, Shubra. Tel: 2430 9122
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)

Nile City
(2pm & 10pm)
Nile City Towers, Nile Corniche, Maspero. Tel: 2461 9101
*The Dictator
*The Expendables 2
*Five-Year Engagement
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Snow White and the Huntsman
*What to Expect When You're Expecting

Normandy

31 Al-Ahram St, Heliopolis. Tel: 2257 9195
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya (Marital Cheating)

Odeon
4 Dr Abdel-Hamid Said St, downtown Cairo. Tel: 2575 8797- 2576 5642
*The Dark Night Rises
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Pigale
25 Emadeddin St, Downtown. Tel: 2593 8594
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya (Marital Cheating)

Ramses Hilton
Nile Corniche, Maspero. Tel: 2574 7435
*Al-Almani
(The German)
*The Amazing Spider-Man (3D)
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)

Roxy
Roxy Sq, Heliopolis. Tel: 2258 0344
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Al-Salam Concorde
65 Abdel-Hamid Badawi St, Heliopolis. Tel: 2622 6376
*The Amazing Spider-Man (3D)
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)

Sarai Al-Hada'iq
16 Walielahd St, off Masr wal-Sudan St, Hada'iq Al-Qubba. Tel: 2485 8400
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Serag Mall
Attia El-Sawalhy St, off Makram Ebeid Nasr City. Tel: 2276 0080
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

Sixth of October
(2pm & 10pm)
Sixth of October City. Tel: 3835 7569
*The Dictator
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Snow White and the Huntsman

Stars
City Stars Mall: Omar Ibn Al-Khattab St, Heliopolis. Tel: 2480 2013/4
*Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (3D)
*The Amazing Spider-Man (3D)
*Al-Almani
(The German)
*The Avengers (3D)
*Brave (3D)
*The Dark Knight Rises
*Dark Shadows
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Al-Maslaha
(The Benefit)
*Men in Black III (3D)
*Step Up Revolution (3D)
*Think Like a Man

Sun City (2pm & 10pm)
Behind Sheraton buildings, Heliopolis. Tel: 010 0002 1211
*The Dictator
*The Expendables 2
*Five-Year Engagement
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)
*Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3D)
*Snow White and the Huntsman
*What to Expect When You're Expecting

Tahrir
112 Tahrir St, Dokki, Giza. Tel: 3335 4726
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya (Marital Cheating)

Tiba
84 Al-Nasr Road, Nasr City. Tel: 2262 1084
*Game Over
*Helm Aziz
(Aziz's Dream)

Wonderland (11am, 2pm & 10pm)
Abbas El Akkad St, Nasr City. Tel: 2401 2254
*Al-Almani
(The German)
*The Dictator
*The Expendables 2
*Game Over
*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya
(Marital Cheating)
*Hasal Kheir
(No Harm Done)
*Helm Aziz (Aziz's Dream)
*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit)

CULTURAL CENTRES

Italian Cultural Centre
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafi St, Zamalek, Cairo. Tel: 2735 8791
Cine Video Club
Italy of Regions; is a virtual journey discovering Italy and its landscapes and archeological beauties, the journey will unfold from north to south through art, history, places and cultural performances.
16 August, 8pm: Naples and Amalfi coast
23 August, 8pm: Venice

FILM INDEX

*Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (3D), horror starring Benjamin Walker and Rufus Sewell, directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

*Al-Almani (The German), drama starring Mohamed Ramadan, Rania El-Mallah and Ahmed Bedeir, directed by Alaa El-Sherif.

*The Amazing Spider-Man (3D), starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, directed by Marc Webb.

*The Avengers, Science fiction starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, directed by Joss Whedon.

*Battleship, science fiction starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson and Brooklyn Decker, directed by Peter Berg.

*Brave (3D), animation voices by Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson, directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell.

*The Dark Knight Rises, adventure starring Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, directed by Christopher Nolan.

*Dark Shadows, comedy starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, directed by Tim Burton.

*The Dictator, comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Anna Faris, directed by Larry Charles.

*The Expendables 2, action starring Sylvester Stallone and Liam Hemsworth, directed by Simon West.

*Five-Year Engagement, comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, directed by Nicholas Stoller.

*Game Over, comedy starring Youssra and Maye Ezzeddin, directed by Ahmed El-Badri.

*Gheish Al-Zawgeiya (Marital Cheating), starring Ramez Galal, Emy Samir Ghanem and Hassan Hosni, directed by Ahmed El-Badri.

*Hasal Kheir (No Harm Done), starring Saad El-Soghayar, Amina and Lotfi Labib, directed by Ismail Farouk.

*Helm Aziz (Aziz‚êôs Dream), starring Ahmed Ezz, Sherif Mounir and Maye Kassab, directed by Amr Arafa.

*Madagascar 3: Europe‚êôs Most Wanted (3D), animation voices by Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.

*Al-Maslaha (The Benefit), drama starring Ahmed El-Saqqa, Ahmed Ezz, Hanan Turk and Zeina, directed by Sandra Nashaat.

*Men in Black III (3D), science fiction starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

*Prometheus (3D), science fiction starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, directed by Ridley Scott.

*Rock of Ages, musical production starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, directed by Adam Shankman.

*Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, directed by Rupert Sanders.

*Step Up Revolution (3D), musical starring Cleopatra Coleman and Misha Gabriel Hamilton, directed by Scott Speer.

*Think Like a Man, comedy starring Chris Brown and Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart, directed by Tim Story.

*What to Expect When You‚êôre Expecting, comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks, directed by Kirk Jones.

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Around the galleries


This week is a continuation of a previous four art reviews focused on ‚êúThe Collective Exhibition 2012‚êç; a group exhibition that features 60 artists from different generations including among others Mohamed Sabry, Salah Taher, Sabry Ragheb, Mohamed El-Tarrawi, Makram Henein, Samir Fouad, Halim Yacoub, Mohamed Mandour, Nadia Hassan, Effat Hosni, Mohsen Shaalan, Mustafa Khodeir, Mervat Refaat, Ahmed Badawi, Ahmed Selim, Hassan Rashed, Ayman Taher, Ehab Lotfy, Mona Abdel-Rahman, Adel Thabet, Djehan Raouf, Eman Hakim and Farouk Wagdi.

Currently ongoing at Duroub gallery in Garden City, the miscellaneous exhibition hosts an array of accomplished artists showing different art media that range from paintings, sculptures, ceramics, calligraphy to handmade silver jewellery.

In this collective show, a number of works by legendary artist Sabry Ragheb are on display. Having passed away in 2000, he left behind 80 years of awe-inspiring paintings. Even more striking are the exceptional portraits of Ragheb. His technique appeared at once fastidious and others noted, artistocratic.

Born in 1920 in Cairo, he joined the Faculty of Fine arts in 1937, painting section and then he travelled to Italy for the first time in 1939 to enroll at the Academy of Arts, however, he returned to Egypt in 1941 as a result of the escalation of the II World War incidents. In 1948, he was back to Italy to resume his art studies in Rome. Although he was an expressionist, he had his very distinguished style in the art of portriature, which he learned its academic rules in Cairo and Rome during 15 years, but he echoed his personal, direct and immediate feelings and impressions that each character reflects on the canvas.

He painted yellow roses which are among the artist‚êôs favourite flowers, literary pioneer Tawfiq El-Hakim and Yvonne, Ragheb‚êôs wife and model. The painting in the picture is a portrait of an aristocratic lady. The exhibition is running through 16 September.

Reviewed by Nagwa El-Ashri

Exhibitions

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin El-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo. Tel 2364 3103
A permanent exhibition of the centre's ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayamiya products.

Darb 1718

Kasr Al-Sham' St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station. Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511
*“Harassment”, a group exhibition features among other artists:__Amira Paree (The Netherlands / Egypt),_Anka Gadasevic (Serbia)_Dina Abdel-Aziz,_Enas Abul Komsan, _Enas El-Sediek, Habeeba Sultan,_Hagar_Hela Ammar ( Tunisia)_Khadija Mustafa, _Nahla El-Sebaey among others (Closing 20 August). _
*“Lost Gods”, Joshua Goode is presenting 200 small sculptures. These will be buried in containers of sand. Visitors will be asked to 'dig' to find them and then will display them on a shelf or table. They will find complete figures and fragments. All of these objects have a specific meaning for Goode and are part of his personal mythology, yet they are meant to have enough ambiguity that others can find their own meaning within them. Viewers can use them as characters in their own stories, projected personifications (Closing 20 August).

Duroub
4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 2796 2881/ 2794 7951. Daily 10am-10pm, closed Fridays
“The Collective Exhibition 2012”, a group exhibition honours late artist Nerman Sadeq (Closing 16 September).

Gezira Art Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek. Tel 2737 3298
The Handcrafts Bazaar (Closing 16 August).

ALMASAR
Behler's Mansion, 157b, 26 July St, ground floor, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8537/010 067 0705
“Gallery Collection”, a group exhibition by a fine selection of late, modern and contemporary Egyptian artists features paintings and sculptures (Closing 1 October 2012).

Misr Gallery
4A Ibn Zanke, off Hassan Sabry St, Zamalek. Tel 2735 0604
“Summer Selection”, a collective exhibition by the likes of Ahmed Keshta, Ahmed Talal, Amr Kafrawy, Georges Bahgory, Fathi Afifi, Mohamed El-Fayoumi (16 August-15 September).

Salama
36 Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 3346 3242
“Art For All”, a group exhibition of paintings featuring a galaxy of art moguls (running through the end of 2012 season).

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448, email: info@culturewheel.com
*Earth Hall
“Ramadaniat”, a miscellanous exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramics (Closing 19 August).
*Word Hall
“Unfinished Painting”, works of late artist Nabil Lahoud (Closing 19 August).

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Lectures

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448, email: info@culturewheel.com
*Word Hall
Thur 16, 9.30pm: “Stories from History”, a lecture by Bassam El-Shamaa.

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Theatre

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NubaNour band

Music & dance

Cairo Opera House
*Creativity Centre
The Cairo Opera House grounds, Tel 2736 3446
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Ghona Al Watan (The Homeland Singing) show.

Makan
1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo. Tel 2792 0878
Every Wednesday, 9pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble.

El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music
30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354/ 2392 6768
*Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts
Thur 16, 10pm: A night with NubaNour band or the so called 'Black Pearls' performing Nubian songs and dances.

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448, email: info@culturewheel.com
*River Hall
Thur 16, 10pm: Upper Egypt folk music.
Sat 18, 10pm: Pop singer Mohamed Adawiya.
*Wisdom Hall
Thur 16, 9.30pm: Contemporary Egyptian songs by Ana Masri (I Am Egyptian) band.
Fri 17, 9.30pm: Sufi jazz by Amr Salah and his Eftekasat band.

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