Vivendi Opens 10th CanalOlympia Cinema And Live Performance Venue In Africa

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The 10th CanalOlympia venue by Vivendi opened just outside of Lomé, Togo

Vivendi inaugurated its 10th CanalOlympia venue in french-speaking Africa, and the second one in Lomé, Togo.
According to the French media giant, CanalOlympia has become “the leading network of movie theaters and live performance venues” in the french-speaking African territories, since being created in 2017.
CanalOlympia venues are arranged around a modular movie theater with 300 seats that can be transformed into an open-air stage with a capacity of “several thousand.”
“With a presence in seven central and western African countries, the CanalOlympia theaters have quickly found their audience,” the announcement states.
Vivendi explains the success of CanalOlympia with the lack of large screen venues in the country, the diversified line-up of recent US blockbusters, and major French and African films it brings to the screen, as well as reasonable ticket prices and the use of the latest and the most up to date screening technologies.
Most concerts at CanalOlympia venues are promoted in association with Vivendi subsidiary Universal Music Group. When Vivendi Sports hosts an official IBO boxing competition as part of the IBO world championships at the CanalOlympia in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 20, UMG artists Nix, Kiff No Beat and Sidiki Diabaté are going to perform. 
The venues are equipped with solar panels to provide the electrical energy. Besides the two venues in Lomé, Vivendi operates CanalOlympia in Conakry (Guinea), Yaoundé and Douala (Cameroon), Niamey (Niger), two in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Dakar (Senegal) and Cotonou (Benin).