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Aden's Hurricane offers just one screening a day, but a devoted band of Yemeni film lovers has kept the British colonial-era cinema going through communism, civil war and Al-Qaeda attacks.A handful of ageing cinema buffs files quietly into the fading yellow building in Aden's Crater district at the same time six days a week, just as the sun slips behind the volcanic hills encircling the city. The patriarch, known as Master Hammoud, was the head of Aden's education department under British rule and his son Taher was lured into the cinema business in the middle of last century. Taher oversaw the halcyon days of Yemen's cinema industry, ensuring that the latest Egyptian movies premiering in Cairo were screened simultaneously in Aden.For the nostalgic audience of Hurricane, all that matters is that the cinema is still there at all.
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