The history of Algerian cinema would not be the same without this great cultural symbol.
A historic institution
This is one of the cultural icons of Algiers, a film library that in its heyday was the second most important in the world. Opening in 1965, it has been the city's cinematic point of reference ever since. It screens the most varied range of films, with something for everyone: from classic cult offerings to the most modern films, as well as themed cycles focusing on specific topics or countries. It works especially hard to promote Algerian productions and has a hugely valuable catalogue of works, including old films, photographs and cinema posters. The Cinématheque Algérienne also show films from other African countries, presenting a unique opportunity to enjoy productions that don't often reach Europe or the US. It is open every day except Fridays.