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2007 Photo of the entire exterior:
Another closeup exterior 2007
another photo of closed theater:
My notes from October 17, 1997 seeing Spanish director Almodovar’s “Carne Tremula” (Live Flesh) which was set in Madrid, are for main floor, 22 rows of 19 seats, aisle, 19 seats, and two balconies, with total of 1750 seats.
I estimated the screen was 50 feet wide. There was a red curtain in front of the screen.
The auditorium was very handsome with a huge backlit grill above the screen and a dome at the center of the ceiling.
Two additional screens were in the basement.
It would be a shame if the main cinema ceased to be a cinema! And, if the interior were gutted, that would be even more terrible.
2006 photo of exterior of this historic, Expressionist cinema:
Other exterior photos are found in this article:
I recall going to see this theater’s exterior. I’m not sure if this is the building, with the sign, maybe:
2006 Exterior photo of the tower with the cinema:
2007 close up of exterior of cinema:
Historic photo showing Cine sign on top of the tower:
Photo of exterior of TGI Friday, former Cine Azul:
There’s another photo from November 2005 of the interior of the restaurant (not showing anymore cinema decor than the exterior photo does) so the conversion was as least as early as 2005.
Spiderman 3 publicity, exterior photo:
Photo of “Mama Mia!” on the theater’s marquee: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ailime/38558861/
2007 photo of exterior, as legit theater presenting Beauty and the Beast:
2003 photo of exterior showing the movie “Chicago” on the marquee:
2006 photo showing plywood on closed movie house:
Live Nation is selling their theaters that presents legit shows, because they want to be a Rock N Roll CONCERT company. That’s why they chose a name like “Live Nation” in the first place. Recently, they sold their ownership interests in the former movie palaces in Chicago’s Loop, because those are legit theaters.
Photos of the exterior of the closed movie theater:
Especially since it could get gutted, I’d hope there are photos somewhere of the ornate interior!
AUDITORIUM PHOTOS of one of the best Art Deco moviehouses still showing movies daily in the US.
2007 photo of Auditorium facing curtained screen:
2005: View link
2006 orchestra rear: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kris3198/180191498/
2006 shows some side decoration: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kris3198/180191466/
I meant to write “De Nada” to Lost Memory, but it was lost.
Lit up at night:
2007 auditorium showing both balconies, so this wonderful movie palace is currently intact:
2007 side wall & screen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inthesity/1815899658/
Movie screen & ceiling- isn’t this magnificient? View link
probably main floor of auditorium: http://www.flickr.com/photos/comcinco/450249949/
More photos of exterior,
2007: View link
Close up of exterior decoration:
2005: View link
view from above: View link
Lost Memory, your photo is indeed that of the Capitol.
2006 exterior: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asturtom/312675305/
2005 close up of decor at top: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urokhard/4110302/
2007 close up of entry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/atxus/1560722981/
2006 close up of entry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notunlike/292928903/
2007 Box Office (ticket booth) View link
2002 exterior: http://www.flickr.com/photos/niltoncpp/141036259/
2007 FOYER leading to auditorium:
2007 stairway: View link
2005 main AUDITORIUM:
2006 main auditorium:
2007 main auditorium:
house lights off but lighting on balcony sides:
2007 balcony seats? View link
2007 facing balcony: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photocapy/399191641/
I seem to recall a listing in 1992 when I first visited Spain, that it was then open. Later in the 1990’s, I visited the store but wasn’t photographing. It does have a wonderful exterior.
I’d like to second inclusion on this list of San Francisco’s Metro as an intact theater that can be saved, and important for all the reasons stated at that theater’s page.
And,the building shown in that large photo next to it (opposite direction than the Dunkin Donuts shop) is the Palacio de la Musica.
I’d like to start an endangered theater list for SPAIN with two grand movie palaces on the Gran Via in Madrid, both of which have been proposed for retail use instead:
Palacio de la Musica
Cine Avenida (which I added to this website so I could make this comment):
Yes, that photo looks like this theater, never mind translations.