Friday, January 19, 2018

Cinema Opera vs Opera House in Beirut: Can anyone point me the difference?

Artwork by Tarek Chemaly
It is now a consensus that we call the now-closed Virgin Megastore, as "Opera House" but it was recently pointed out to me that it was "Cinema Opera" and not the opera house, hence the confusion. I frankly have no answer to the distinction between the two and if anyone does, please clear it out to me. Is the image above that of a cinema or an opera house? Or is the same entity?