Lakki Cinema in Lakki, Greece

Few places preserve Italian rationalist and fascist architecture like the Greek port town of Lakki. It feels like part of a strangely forgotten time capsule of architecture inspired by Mussolini’s vision for a fascist Mediterranean utopia. Its cinema, a pale, rounded building, is a fine example of the architecture that came to dominate the small seaside community.

The town was originally known as Portolago. Mussolini established this community on the island of Leros in the 1930s as a...

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