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Inspiration égyptienne

Montreal’s old Empress Theatre, also knows as Cinema V, is the last-remaining Egyptian-revival theatre building in Canada. (A WikiPedia entry for this building suggests it might have been the only one ever built.)
It’s been closed for years, but its exterior gives clues to its colourful past, first as a silent movie house, a repertory cinema and a first-run theatre. A fire in 1992 forced it to close for good.
After decades of decay and many failed efforts to revive the place, the local government recently tried for a new push to renovate and re-open the institution in time for Montreal’s 375th birthday in 2017.