Reminder for Eyethu Cinema?


The days of the iconic Eyethu Cinema in the Mofolo section of Soweto in Johannesburg are numbered, marking the end of an era for the historic building that was a symbol of film noir and cultural pride. The Citizen can confirm that the cinema, where the all-black film Joe Bullet released in 1973, before being quickly banned by the apartheid government after two screenings, will make way for a shopping center. Now abandoned, the cinema was not only the place where liberal film distributors in the 1970s made the debuts of great Hollywood noir films like The Wild Geese but also …

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