Bitola marks Milton Manaki's death anniversary

The Manaki Brothers commune of Vlachs commemorated Tuesday in Bitola the 49th anniversary since the death of the first Balkan cinematographer, Milton Manaki.

Flowers on his resting place were laid by a delegation of the Municipality of Bitola, led by mayor Vladimir Taleski, and public figures from the city.

The Municipality of Bitola is expected to reconstruct the movie theater run by the Manaki brothers and located on Sirok Sokak with support provided by the Ministry of Culture and the Cinematheque of Macedonia.

The former "Balkan" movie theater was operated by Milton and Janaki Manaki in the period between 1923 and 1939 before it was burnt to the ground.