Jaffa (Tel Aviv) 75 years historic landmark undergoes thorough renovation, joining a fleet of some 9,000 Scientology centers around the world-
The Jaffa neighbors of the legendary Alhambra Cinema rubbed their eyes in amazement last week at the sight of the gleaming white building in the heart of the sooty boulevard. The elegant theater, decorated with flags and blue ribbons, has now been opened to the general public after two years of renovation. In honor of the opening a crowd of about 2,000 Scientologists from 27 countries, including government officials and religious leaders, gathered there. At nightfall the name "Alhambra" was illuminated once again in the skies of the port city.
The building's origins as a movie theater were much happier. Designed in 1937 by Lebanese architect Elias Al-Mor, the Alhambra immediately became very popular, like the other movie theaters built on Jer
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