From the beginning of the 20th century, Ghent had about 15 large hotels, the Valentino cinema hall, where films were screened as early as 1901.

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After World War I, Ghent became a city of culture and entertainment. It began organizing, among other things, the Gentse Feesten and the Midday Fair, which are held annually to the present day.