Cin­ema Akil's vin­tage in­te­rior is now open again

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Dubai film house Cin­ema Akil is back in busi­ness once more.

Maja Kozel De­sign picked up prize for In­te­rior De­sign of the Year: Pub­lic Sec­tor for Cin­ema Akil & Pro­ject Chai­walla at the 2019 Com­mer­cial In­te­rior De­sign Awards.

Cin­ema Akil is Dubai's first in­de­pen­dent cin­ema venue, com­ple­mented by food and bev­er­age part­ner, Pro­ject Chai­wala.

In their de­sign, Kozel re­pur­posed old cin­ema seats and a vin­tage box of­fice at the en­trance con­trasted against bare con­crete walls and an ec­cen­tric turquoise back­drop and a ter­razzo-tiled coun­ter­top for Pro­ject Chai­wala's kitchen space.

Now those vin­tage seats will wel­come vis­i­tors once again. They've been sec­tioned to re­duce the ca­pac­ity to 30 per cent and en­sure a two-me­tre space be­tween guests. Ev­ery­one needs to wear a mask and there will be tem­per­a­ture checks at the door.

There'll be daily fog­ging and sani­ti­sa­tion of the vivid red in­te­rior, with its plush seats res­cued from Dubai’s last stand­alone cin­ema. Opening times have changed to 6pm to 9pm and the cin­ema is closed on Sun­day and Mon­day.

Cin­ema Akil co-founder Butheina Kazim

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