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Ad for Grand Re-Opening of Badia's Club in Giza City
May 17, 1931


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of an advertisement that Badia Masabni placed in the newspaper to promote her newly-remodeled entertainment complex Casino Badia in Giza City. Following the remodeling, Badia's venue contained three different entertainment environments at a single address.

The ad mentions that the location of Casino Badia is the Blind Bridge, shown in the photo to the right.

Al Ahram
Sunday, May 17, 1931
Page 11

Although the advertisement below announced the opening would be June 1, 1931, the club actually opened one day earlier, on May 31st.

Click on the image below to see the advertisement in more detail.

English Bridge



The Advertisement

A Great Event!

The Opening of the Most Famous Summer Place in the Country

The Blind Bridge Casino

June 1st, 1931

Great Entertainment Places At The Same Location

  1. Cinema Badia - Showing the Newest and Most Famous Films
  2. Theater Badia - Presenting the Most Famous Singers and the Slimmest Dancers
  3. Cabaret Badia - Classy Foreign Dance with a Famous and Artistic Orchestra

The Only Place In Egypt Surrounded by The Amazing Nile and by Captivating Views

Easy Access, Clean Refreshments, Perfect Service, Excellent Restaurant




Related Articles

  • About the Blind Bridge. Background information about the Blind Bridge and the Cairo tradition of moving the theater groups to different locations for the summer.



About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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