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AGRoura commented about Cine Regency on Jul 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I have been informed by a friend in San Juan that the Regency building, the headquarters of Caribbean Cinemas, is still standing. They demolished the building next door to use as a parking lot for their employees.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Regency on Jul 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

Cineast: Re your 12/29/06 comment, the Rex was not close to the Regency and the Cortes was far away near Calle Cerra. The Regency was farther than the Cinerama towards Hato Rey. It was not surrounded by other theaters.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Regency on Jul 2, 2010 at 10:52 am

The former Regency became the corporate office of Caribbean Cinemas. Unless the office has been moved it is doubtful it was demolished. Can anyone in San juan confirm if it has been demolished?

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AGRoura commented about Beekman Theatre on Jun 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about New York Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jun 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Bill, many stars in many pictures were listed at the end with the “and” before their name. It’s called French Billing and it means a star in a smaller but important role. On TV they use Guest Star.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Ideal on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Thanks Davsot for putting the pic on this site. Let’s hope someone will come up with some information about this theater.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paradise on Jun 14, 2010 at 12:13 am

PS: Love your Flicker Photostream, Davsot.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paradise on Jun 14, 2010 at 12:10 am

If I remember correctly, in the 60s Rio Piedras had the Paradise (Cobian), Modelo (a Llamas theater) and Cobian’s New Victoria, the remodeled old Victoria which the interior was decorated as the newly remodeled Puerto Rico in Santurce nd played day-and-date with Santurce theaters. I don’t remember any other theaters in Rio Piedras. I don’t know what to tell you. If they destroyed the Paramount, except for the facade, then they can do the same with the Paradise. I really don’t know what to tell you. Sorry. Have a good night, Davsot.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Yaguez on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Excelsior on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

The screen was too big and too close to the front rows of the orchestra for a small theater.
I always sat in the balcony, front and center.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Radio City on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Isn’t it a church now?

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Puerto Rico on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paramount on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paradise on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

It was a long narrow theater. I went a lot when I was at UPR and lived at the Darlington. Saw it in January and looks as awful as in the Jan. 19 pics. Well, they were taken a few days after I passed by the theater. What a shame!

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Ideal on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I heard some time ago the municipal government took the Ideal over to turn it into a performing arts center, but nothing has happened. I have not been in Yauco in about 3 years. I have a snapshot of the grandparents house taken from the church tower. Since there are 3 houses in the photo, someone put a white arrow on the roof. I believe the houses on each side are still standing but are shops or something. I blew up the snapshot but it does not look good. Still, I have it framed in my apartment.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Liberty on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I just tried the link and it works.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Ideal on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I was born in Yauco and raised in San Juan. I used to go every summer to Yauco and stayed in my late grandparents house across the plaza in front of the Ideal. They only had matinees on weekends and the evening show was at 7PM. About 10 minutes or so before the program started they rang a bell, continuously, until the program began. During the day I used to skate in the open lobby. Eventually it was enclosed. Incidentally, the family house does not exists anymore. A relative bought it, demolished it, and built one of the ugliest 2 or 3 story apartment houses ever built. Yet, the beautiful house to the right of the Ideal was owned by my late godfather who remodeled it. The present owners maintain it in excellent condition (at least until 3 or 4 years ago).

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AGRoura commented about Metro Cinema on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Fred Fajardo: House of of Wax was a Warner Bros. film, it could have not played at the Metro. At the time, the Mtero was owned by MGM and only played MGM movies. Later they obtained the distribution rights in PR for Buena Vista (Disney) and either played them at the Metro or booked them in another theater,m

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AGRoura commented about Cines Plaza 1 & 2 on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Renewing link/

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AGRoura commented about Cinema 70 on Jun 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Was this a Llamas theater originally called Teatro F in Fernandez Juncos before Stop 15 right on the outskirts of Miramar? I think before or after being the Cinema 70 it was turn into a TV studio where the late Luis Vigoreaux did his shows. As Cinema 70 it was run by the owners of Rex Cinema if I remember correctly.

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AGRoura commented about Cinearte 3 on Jun 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Sorry Davsot, but I already had moved to NYC when Cinearte opened. I never knew it existed until I saw it listed here. I don’t know anything either.

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AGRoura commented about Cinearte 3 on Jun 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

The above pic, Dec. 31, is not the Cinearte. It is the Fine Arts in Miramar.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Roosevelt on Jun 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm

In pic of Sep. 7 above the theater looks different because of the marquee. I guess the new marquee was added when the theater was twinned. Glad is still operating.