Outdoor Shooting Area 2017-12-11T10:27:04+00:00

Outdoor Shooting Area

The wheels of time, together with modernity, have changed many aspects of Egypt’s social life, details of many of our building and architectural styles have been lost in places linked to the country historical and political periods. Overpopulation in some areas has also prevented on-real-site shooting of drama productions. It was therefore necessary for us at EMPC to revisit the past and to recreate it, paying as much attention as possible to details of the different architectural and life styles.

EMPC has 15 outdoor shooting areas, each representing a period of Egypt’s history.As for the design; care was given to the fact that facades may be changed to accommodate low-cost production needs.There are also buildings, in different sizes, that could be used for in-door shooting purposes.These have access to EMPC support facilities, make-up rooms, restaurants and hotels.

Islamic Area

IT COVERS 76000 SQUARE METERS Includes various types of architectural styles “Ottoman and Mameluke ” . Provides special pictorial climate, in rehab history, where the forts and castles and all features of antiquity leaving a large part of the area to the creative imagination of designers and directors to add interior and exterior decorations appropriate to meet all requirements dictated by their art.

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Messadak Street

El –Dokki is considered one of the high-class districts in Cairo and one of its streets, Messadak, is used mainly in shooting social series and movies. Decors in this area are liable to change and modification as the street includes moveable facades.

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Pharaonic Area

IT COVERS 165000 SQUARE METERS The most beautifully built of all areas; it covers some 165 thousand square meters with only 10 percent of it currently used. It has magnificent buildings of various forms and colors.
It is an exact replica of Tell al-Amarna, the city built by Akhenaton and destroyed after his death by the priests of the Amoun Temple. It includes the avenue of sphinxes, the Royal Palaces, the seat of government, a bridge between the palaces, army strongholds and politicians’ houses, and the celebration area.
EMPC Pharaonic area is suitable for all kinds of competitively low-cost major historical productions.

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The Garden City District

Crowds in that famous downtown Cairo district have prevented in-location shooting of diverse drama production.

The many alterations introduced to its old building style have also urged EMPC to revisit it and give its past a new lease of life.

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Alexandria Area

IT COVERS723000SQUARE METERS It provides a natural rural environment for creative directors to make use of in their productions.

Village (A) : offers a railroad station with different forms of train locomotives, complete with signals and wooden platforms. Added to this, there is a canal, a bridge, a mandara, where villagers usually receive their guests and different types of simple dwellings.

Village (B): offers a qahwa (local coffee-shop) , village houses, at the centre of which stands that of the ummda (village mayor). There is also a pigeon house, a mosque alongside with houses of the rich villagers and a cemetery.

The Zefta Area: It has a number of houses, a police station, a ginning mill, a post office and some shops. In addition to the above, the rural area has patches of land planted with different crops, where cows and other domestic animals graze.

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Rural Area

IT COVERS723000SQUARE METERS It provides a natural rural environment for creative directors to make use of in their productions.

Village (A) : offers a railroad station with different forms of train locomotives, complete with signals and wooden platforms. Added to this, there is a canal, a bridge, a mandara, where villagers usually receive their guests and different types of simple dwellings.

Village (B): offers a qahwa (local coffee-shop) , village houses, at the centre of which stands that of the ummda (village mayor). There is also a pigeon house, a mosque alongside with houses of the rich villagers and a cemetery.

The Zefta Area: It has a number of houses, a police station, a ginning mill, a post office and some shops. In addition to the above, the rural area has patches of land planted with different crops, where cows and other domestic animals graze.

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Popular Districts Area

IT COVERS 68000 SQUARE METERS The hara (the popular alley) has a very special appeal to television and cinema producers. This is why EMPC has visited and recreated the day-to-day aspects of life in the hara.

The area spreads over 68 thousand square meters, where the hara, both in the past and at present,is reproduced. A true-to-life representation of the Gamaleya district (old Cairo) also stands in existence, here. In the design of the hara, much attention was given to providing spots for natural light to filter in.

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Bedouin And Desert Area

IT COVERS 206000 SQUARE METRES It represents the desert and Bedouin environment, with tents, water wells, mountains and valleys everywhere. Only 5 per cent of the overall area is currently used and film producers have the opportunity to create their own sets to suit their productions and artistic visions.

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 Emad El-Din Street

It is a true-to-life representation of the street, famous for being the place where the arts of cinema and theatre were first born. It has also seen many of Egypt’s political and historical events.
The place is evidence of EMPC great potentials, especially if we know that the construction of the entire street, enormously spacious as it is, with its four-storey buildings, in their diversely decorated styles, has taken only 59 days all in all.

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Coastal Area

IT COVERS 73000 SQUARE METERS It is one of the most beautiful places to see at EMPC . It has two artificial lakes. The first measures 400 square meters and the second 600 square meters. Each with a sandy beach and children’s swimming pool. Littering the place are many rocks, artificial waterfalls and floating cafeterias, which make it a top tourist attraction scene. There is also a 100-seat restaurant, and several chalets, for day-use lease as well as for accommodating on-set cast.

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Old Vehicles

EMPC has a fleet of old branded vehicles dating back to 1919. They include cars, fire engines, ambulances, military and police vehicles and motor cycles. They are used according to the dramatic sequence in historic movies and series. As EMPC has an open museum for such a kind of vehicles, producers do not find any kind of difficulty in finding old models which are frequently used in documentaries.

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Other Area

  • The Stadium Area

  • The Citadel District “Elkala”

  • Jungle Area

  • Military Area

  • Nazlet El Semman