Being one of Lebanon’s most iconic theaters, the Piccadilly Theatre in Hamra, Beirut, is reportedly set to be restored, after being closed for nearly 28 years.
The Caretaker Minister of Culture, Mohammad Mortada, affirmed that Lebanon’s cultural scene will not be destroyed. He affirmed that one of his main goals is to restore this cultural landmark.
According to Annahar, the Minister’s comments came during a field tour of the Piccadilly Theatre, accompanied by Engineer Jean Mangi, and the Director of the Kafalat Foundation, Khater Bouhabib, to discuss the restoration of the theater.
During his speech, Mortada affirmed that this place bears great importance, as it hosted many cultural events, reflecting Lebanon’s iconic past.
He added that everyone should remember one of the most important local and international cultural events that the theater hosted, as well as having the best machinery and equipment that qualified it to receive international events.
The Piccadilly Theatre in Hamra was one of the most well-known venues for concerts, musicals, and plays during the 60s and the 70s, hosting international and local stars such as Fairuz, Ziad Rahbani, and Dalida.
The theater was also considered a VIP theatre in Lebanon and the region.