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Zawya Cinema was launched in March 2014 as one of the first art-house cinemas in Egypt, aiming to fill a much-needed gap in Cairo’s cinematic and cultural scene. With a program split between theatrical releases and special events, Zawya screens an alternative selection of films from different parts of the world, varying from feature films, shorts, documentaries, to experimental works and retrospectives. Zawya’s program also focuses on local independent films to encourage and promote the work of young Egyptian and Arab filmmakers across different platforms. In addition to releases and special events, Zawya organizes a number of annual film festivals such as the Panorama of the European Film, Cairo Cinema Days and Zawya Shorts.

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Moaid AL-Razhy
Moaid AL-Razhy
February 13, 2023
Nice place. Good prices
Sara Ahmed
February 4, 2023
I liked the cinema halls, but not the Cafe.
Maha Khalifa Ali
January 10, 2023
The place is neat and comfortable.nI enjoyed the movie very much
Fatma Hatem
Fatma Hatem
January 3, 2023
Clean place, nice team, I had so much fun even though I was alone.
Aya Ayaah
Aya Ayaah
December 15, 2022
Very good movies, good halls, and friendly staff, and resanble prices.
Shaima Fayez
October 6, 2023
A vintage place that plays marvelous movies at a suitable price which is okay with the place.
Alfonsina Lang Rocha
Alfonsina Lang Rocha
September 28, 2023
Great cinema for independent movies. The seats are rather uncomfortable.
Ebrahim El-malah
August 10, 2023
Pros:nGood location which you reach by car or on foot from anywhere in Cairo.nBigger cinema theatre than the ones they used in Odeon.nMore importantly, the films they select for viewing are very unique and you won't find them anywhere else across the country.nCons:nFree seating, you can book your ticket days ahead and go inside to find yourself setting wherever it's empty.nSeats are quite uncomfortable, probably because the place itself needs some work.nNot well air-conditioned, which is a bit of a problem if your nose is as active as a dog's.nIf you're going inside, you won't need airplane mode because you will lose cellular signal.nnOverall, it's a nice place for film lovers, not a place for dates, neither a place for families, if you disregard the cons you will have a beautiful experience.
yossif Nabil
yossif Nabil
June 30, 2023
The experience is more than excellent, the service is very good, the staff is very nice, a good cinematic experience, I highly recommend this cinema u2764ufe0f
June 26, 2023
This cinema has a lot of charms.nThe programming is very good and the prices are lownBetter seats would be welcome
Azza Aly (Ziza Aly)
June 11, 2023
Great and can't wait to visit you again u2764ufe0fu2764ufe0fnYou made my day that day ud83dude18ud83dude18ud83dude18
Brent Joseph
May 28, 2023
This place is a gem. It plays movies that aren’t normally in theatres in Egypt. 100% recommend. For foreigners - take the metro to Oraby; it is a few streets away. 30 mins total from Maadi.
April 3, 2023
It’s an old but renovated cinema with the latest movies. The lounge area is nice and the way how they prepare popcorn is like the old times. Located in downtown, near historical places I think you will enjoy the experience.
April 3, 2023
Itu2019s an old but renovated cinema with the latest movies. The lounge area is nice and the way how they prepare popcorn is like the old times. Located in downtown, near historical places I think you will enjoy the experience.
Mostafa Shehata
March 24, 2023
5 if only it had comfy chairs, but really nice with everything else.nEdit.. Kareem 2 has comfy chairs, which just made my day when I experienced it. 5 out of 5, but please increase your variety of movies and keep up with the other cinemas.nEdit.. Both halls ( Kareem 1 and 2) has tremendous comfortable chairs but do not set on the last line of chairs; it's the only line of uncomfortable chairs.
Rumman Mateen
Rumman Mateen
February 3, 2023
Very old cinema that definitely needs an upgrade. The seats are horrendous and extremely dirty. The sound quality is like it used to be in 1990s. The picture quality is also not the best. While I was there, the movie stopped in between never to come back again. The staff apologized but it was the final 10 minutes of the movie so their apologies did very little to compensate what everyone missed.nHowever the only good thing about the place is the quality of content that it exhibit. The movies that are shown are generally nice and handpicked.nnIf it gets some renovation/upgradation, this has a lot of potential to be a much better place than it is right now.
Maryam Amged
Maryam Amged
December 19, 2022
The best cinema I've been to. Well organized, prestigious staff, chill and always unique with their movies choices.
muna turki
November 19, 2023
Recommended, the movie theater is amazing. Just pick up a movie that you would enjoy.
Abdurahman Asal
October 28, 2023
The main Cinema Theatre is a excellent and the cinema offers a wide range of movies not just the Blockbusters , but also other different cinema , just don't go to the rear theaters they are tiny and not worth it .
Mohamed Habeb
September 11, 2023
Best cinema for underrated movies and non-commercial ones, suitable price and very good system and the best movie choices
Islam Lotfy
January 27, 2023
I liked the old place better but what can we do. At least we have a venue for non commercial movies.

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Monday 11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday 11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 00:00
Thursday 11:30 - 00:00
Friday 11:30 - 00:00
Saturday 11:30 - 00:00
Sunday 11:30 - 00:00
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