A photo shows smoke rising from Rivoli Cinema in downtown Cairo after a fire erupted on early hours of Wednesday (Photo: Facebook)
Egypt's public prosecution has mandated a forensic team to inspect Cairo's Downtown Rivoli Cinema, which erupted in fire early Wednesday, with the main theatre hall and upper storey of the building destroyed.
Authorities didn’t report any casualties as a result of the fire, while civil defence forces brought the fire under control.
Cairo's governor ordered a committee of engineers to find the cause of the fire and prepare a report on losses and damages.
Downtown Cairo's Rivoli Cinema is one of the oldest in the country, among 10 first opened in 1948.
It was also one of the largest theatres in the country with a capacity of more than 2,000 viewers and a landmark location in the capital.