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Cinema Akil, an independent cinema platform in Dubai will bring timeless movies this Summer for everyone to enjoy.

In an ode to classic cinema, Cinema Akil – Dubai’s only independent cinema – is throwing it back with a slate of award-winning timeless favorites across
genres with the launch of this year’s Summer Program.

Goodfellas (1990)

Starting June 18 and running through September 25, the program is a treat for cinephiles and will screen superhit titles such as Psycho, Scarface, Back to the Future, Paris, Texas and Clueless, among many others.

Scarface (1983)

Speaking to the significance of classic cinema, founder of Cinema Akil, Butheina Kazim said:

With the summer travel season upon us, Cinema Akil is traveling through time in our longest repertory program yet. Building on the success of our 2020 summer travel-themed classics program. In 2021, we’re harnessing that power of cinema that allows audiences to travel to places, universes, life experiences and through time. We wanted to offer our audience of film lovers a wonderful opportunity to catch their all-time favorite films or discover classic cinema they’ve always wanted to see on the big screen right here in Dubai.

Touki Bouki (1973)

The diverse program will also showcase a variety of award-winning classic films from Italy, South Korea, Senegal, Germany and France in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Abu Dhabi, the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, the Goethe Institut and Institute Français. The iconic program includes Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders (1984), The Housemaid (1960) and Touki Bouki (1973) by Djibril Diop Mambéty referenced by Beyonce and Jay-Z in their On the Run II tour.

Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

The program spans genres from horror, sci-fi, mafia, romance and drama from around the world starting in June with the 1960s and concluding in September in the 1990s. Other films included in the program can be found at For the full schedule of films and screening times,
please refer to our online calendar.

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