Beirut Theater Celebrates 100 Years of Movie Magic In Cannes

A Lebanese night in Cannes!

Empire, the Beruit-based cinema celebrated it’s 100th-anniversary last night at the Cannes Film Festival.  The Arabian night featured layers of Middle Eastern cultures and people who joined in on the magic during the rainy night. Lights, tents, mana’eesh, and cocktails. What’s not to love?

Established in 1919, Empire made history by becoming the longest-running movie theater in the Middle East.

Jessica Kahawaty

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The beauty rocked this oriental look in a red velvet Oscar De La Renta. She accessorized with Lebanese brand, Sarah’s Bag, which supports female ex-convicts in Lebanon.

Jessica kept it simple and classic with jewelry from Franck Provost. 


Lebanese pop singer, Aziza, took the stage to celebrate her hometown success.

The 20-year old who recently became an overnight sensation set the feel-good vibe of the memorable night. Guests were jumping to Lebanese classics.

Aline Azur Murr

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Right before heading for the night, Aline showed her support by rocking a dress by the Lebanese designer, Ellie Saab. 

Mariana Wehbe

After six months of hard work, Mariana shared this moment to thank Mario and the Hadad family for their generosity. She showed her appreciation for the opportunity of being part o the centenary celebration. 

Raya Abirached

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The iconic, Scoop with Raya presenter joined her colleagues of filmmakers, performers, and distributors who impacted the silver screen. She stunned us with her pink Nour Fathallah gown and Piaget jewelry.

Meryem Uzerli

Pretty in pink, the Turkish-German model rocked João Rôlo Couture at the event. What do you think of her ultra-feminine look?   

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