Bringing Open Air Cinema to Algeria, largest country in Africa and the Arab world, by area

Said Baadj gets his Open Air Cinema system ready for a screening in Djelfa, a pleasant city in north-central Algeria, home to 300,000+ people. Djelfa is located between the dry, steppe-like High Plateaus and the Sahara.

Said Baadj gets his Open Air Cinema system ready for a screening in Djelfa, a pleasant city in north-central Algeria, home to 300,000+ people. Djelfa is located between the dry, steppe-like High Plateaus and the Sahara.

Nestled on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, just an hour and 15 minutes flying time from Cannes Film Festival and the paradise-like islands of Palma de Mallorca is Algiers, capital of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Algeria is where we take you today to give credit to Said Baadj, owner of our Elite Series of inflatable movie screens.

What is your history with Open Air Cinema?

I purchased outdoor movie equipment from you guys and I am very satisfied with it.

What are the most exciting moments you had around the outdoor movie screenings in Algeria? Especially Setif, one of the coldest regions in Algeria?

It’s seeing people as they enjoy the movie — it’s all about client satisfaction. Setif is one of the coldest places in North Africa. But we work all over the country [the largest by area in Africa and the Arab world].

Projecting onto an Elite Open Air Cinema screen in Sidi Bel Abbès, western Algeria

Projecting onto an Elite Open Air Cinema screen in Sidi Bel Abbès, western Algeria

What are the fields and communities that can benefit the most from Open Air Cinema technology in Algeria?

All the fields and communities benefit from Open Air Cinema. Especially those new technologies in the realm of screen projection.

Open Air Cinema clients often ask us about licensing of the content they plan to screen under the stars. How do you address this issue? What licensing companies do you recommend in particular?

Most of our clients have their own license to screen at any events. If it is not the case we get that from the authorities concerned. There are no licensing companies as such, as the licensing is done via the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Interior and Local Governments of Algeria.

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