It is impossible to talk about cinema in Casablanca without talking about the 1942 film. Set in the Vichy-controlled Morocco of World War II, it is one of the most respected films of all time. Famous films such as Orson Welles's "Othello", Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much", and David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" were also filmed in this cinematic city.
Movies like 1897's "Le chevalier Marocain" mark the start of Morocco's home-grown movie scene. Cinema has continued to develop int eh city and country with the 1944 creation of the Moroccan Cinematographic Center.
Address: Rue Mohammed el-Kouri
Tel.: 522 262632
Admission: Screen seats Dh25 / Balcony Dh30 / Club Dh50
This cinema is an art deco cinema hall and was constructed in 1930.
- Cinema ABC [39 Avenue Mohamed V, Casablanca 20000]
Multiplex cinema located in the Anfa district of Casablanca
- Cinema Anfa [Avenue Sidi Abderhmane Hay Hassani, Casablanca 20000]
- Cinema Atlas [141 Rue Blanc Ford, Casablanca 20000]
Also: Cinema Colisee (95 Boulevard Onze Janvier), Cinema Le Verdun (24 Boulevard Bordeaux), Cinema Rif (Avenue des F.A.R. Sidi Belyout), Cinema Saada (22 Boulevard El Chouhada Hay Mohammadi)...
Clubs in Morocco come in a variety of forms, with an emphasis on blues and jazz. Most are located within hotels.
- Ricks Cafe
Modeled on the Rick's Cafe from the film "Casablanca", this bar offers an enjoyable experience for film lovers and people looking for a good time.
- Armstrong [41 Boulevard De La Corniche, this venue has live bands of jazz and blues. Closed Sundays].
- La Bodega [Rue Allal Ben Abdallah, this Spanish pub offers great food and excellent music].
Also: CafConce, Le Cas, Le Casablanca, Le Diplomate, Villa Fandango, Blue Night, Caesar's Club, Heaven's Club, Jimmy's, La Cage, La Notte, Le Balcon, Le Consul, Le Diamant, Le Palace, Metropolis...
Palm Beach Club is another site located in Aid Diab, Casablanca. Mohammedia, a town 28 kilometer north of Casablanca, is a resort area with a row of discotheques. Bouznika Bay, 48 kilometers north of Casablanca, is another popular seaside resort with great beaches and intense nightlife.