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Salah M. Hassanein Dies: United Artists Theaters, Warner Bros. Int’l Exhibition Giant & ‘Day Of The Dead’ Ep Was 98

Salah M. Hassanein Dies: United Artists Theaters, Warner Bros. Int’l Exhibition Giant & ‘Day Of The Dead’ Ep Was 98

United Artists Eastern Theaters and Warner Bros. International Exhibitor Boss and film producer Salah M. Hassanein passed away on Friday, June 7 at his home in Del Mar, California. He was 98.

Born in Egypt in 1921, Hassanein came to the United States in 1945. He served in the Us Armed Forces from 1945 to 1947. He began his long career in the film industry as an usher at a movie theater in New York City and rose through the corporate ranks to become President of United Artists Eastern Theaters and subsequently President of Warner Brothers International Theaters. Fluent in several languages, Hassanein was responsible for creating a network of movie theaters in Europe, Japan and Australia for Warner Brothers. From 1994 to 2000, he was President of The Todd-ao Corporation, a sound-mixing studio in Los Angeles.

Hassanein was involved in several films including Kentucky Fried Chicken, as well as serving as Ep on George Romero’s Day of the Dead and Creepshow,

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