Oct 21, 2018, 1:59 PM
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Mobile cinemas launched in Iran-Iraq border points

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – Mobile cinemas has started showing movies at three Iran-Iraq common border areas, Head of the Cultural and Art Organization of Tehran Municipality, Saeed Ohadi said on Sunday.

The Iranian pilgrims who use Mehran, Shalamcheh and Chazabeh border points to enter Iraq to attend the Arbaeen mourning ceremony in the country will have the opportunity to watch two Iranian movies 'The Lost Strait' and 'Damascus Time' screened at two different show-times every day on the mobile cinemas, Ohadi said.

The largest religious gatherings in the world, Arbaeen mourning ceremony is held to mark the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (AS), third Imam of the Shia Muslims.

The reason behind choosing these two movies was paying attention to the Sacred Defense and Holy Shrine Defender martyrs, the Iranian official said.

Holding book fairs, narrations, traditional Persian theatrical genre Ta'zieh performances, photo exhibitions of Revolution and Arbaeen and calligraphy workshops are among other programs, Ohadi added.

The mobile cinemas launched on October 19 and will host pilgrims till October 30.

Every year millions of Iranians travel to the holy cities of Iraq to make an Arbaeen pilgrimage. This year Arbaeen falls on October 30.

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