Matti Multiplex Cinema is a three purpose-built cinema complex at Edna Mall . Besides the cinema, the building hosts cafes, restaurants, bookstores and children play ground . Its amusement services called Bob and Bango offer-play station games, various games like hammer head, two party rooms to host children birth days, gift shops and others. The theatres screen three different films five times a day. One can come and choose which box office hits he or she wants to see. The exclusive partnership Edna Mall signed with US leading movie distributors like Universal Pictures and others means Edna Mall Cinema is able not only to screen box office films but also to choose among them and pick which ever they think is best suited for the Ethiopian audience
The Hager Fikir Theatre in Addis Ababa is not only the theatre with the greatest tradition in Ethiopia but also the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa. It stands for more than 70 years of cultural life in Addis Ababa. It is a playhouse where modern Ethiopian music and drama were born and nurtured. Many stars like Aster Aweke, Tilahun Gessesse and Frew Hailu began their careers on the stage of Hager Fikir Theatre. Both traditional Ethiopian plays and translations of European playwrights by William Shakespeare, Friedrich Schiller, Henrik Ibsen and Moliere have been produced at Hager Fikir Theatre in recent decades.
Hager Fikir Theatre was founded in 1935, when people of Addis Ababa founded "Hager Fikir Maheber" (Association for the love of the Motherland) to stand against the upcoming Italian invasion. The founder, Makonnen Habte-Wold, wanted to encourage the patriotic mettle of the Ethiopian people. The first open-air productions took place at Menelik Square, the city centre of Addis Ababa. Although the Italian occupation could not be prevented, Hager Fikir Theatre survived. However there were few uncritical and fascist-friendly plays brought on stage during the period of occupation.
After the withdrawal of the Italian troops in 1941 the theatre-crew moved from Menelik Square to the place where it is located nowadays in the Piazza district.
The Ethiopian National Theatre, which was used to be called the Haile Selassie I Theatre, and which before that has set out to be Cinema Marconi, holds an interesting place in the history of Addis Ababa.
At present the Ethiopian National Theatre is organized into two Directorates, i.e.,the Theatre Directorate, and the Music Directorate . The Theatre Directorate has two performing groups while the Music Directorate comprises three modern and folk music groups, namely Izra Folk Music and Dance Group, Yared Modern Orchestra, Dawit POP Orchestra and String Orchestra.