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elmorovivo commented about Teatro Hanoi on Sep 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm

The building architecture was based on the famous Cine Fausto of the capital city of La Havana. In the year 2008, Hurricane Ike destroyed the roof and damaged the walls of the cinema, resulting in its closure. Work on its restoration started in May 2017.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Rex on Aug 30, 2017 at 9:16 pm

It was originally named “Rivoli”.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Lara on Aug 30, 2017 at 8:47 pm

The second building on the right side of the picture is the Cine Lara, you can see the sign on it.

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elmorovivo commented about Auto-Cine Mediodia on Aug 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Novia del Mediodia was located on the corner of 51 Ave. and Novia del Mediodia highway in Arroyo Arenas. Designed and owned by Architect Miguel Moenck Peralta who also designed the Jose Marti Monument in the Civic Square and the Bus Terminal of Havana.

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elmorovivo commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm

This is a picture of the Bijou Theater, not of the Strand Theater. The Bijou was located at 500 Broadway Ave. The Strand/Broadway Theater was at 511 Broadway Ave.

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elmorovivo commented about Stadium Theatre on Jul 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Stadium Theater interior.

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elmorovivo commented about Rockingham Theatre on Dec 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Before the Rockingham, it was the Grande.

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elmorovivo commented about Granada Theater on Dec 16, 2016 at 9:21 pm

The Granada Theater opened as the Dawn Theater in the early 1900’s.

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elmorovivo commented about Clay Theatre on Dec 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

The 1st building on the right is the Clay Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Center Theatre on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

Early 1900’s, when the Center was named Colonial.

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elmorovivo commented about Sevier Theatre on Oct 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Fire damage to the Queen Theater caused owner K.Lee Williams to build a new theater, designed to be the best in town, the Sevier Theater. The Art Deco Style Sevier was built in a previously vacant lot in the 200 block of De Queen Ave. in 1945-1946 It could seat 700 persons, and it had air conditioner, carpeted aisles and new projection equipment. The Sevier Theater burned in the 1980’s.

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elmorovivo commented about Burley Theater on Oct 23, 2016 at 7:58 am

Look at the corner store and take a look at the Shelby pictures that I downloaded, you will notice the difference.

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elmorovivo commented about Burley Theater on Oct 23, 2016 at 7:55 am

As you can see, this is the same building that was posted on Cinema Treasures as the Shelby, hence the confusion.

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elmorovivo commented about Burley Theater on Oct 23, 2016 at 7:54 am

The Andriot store still located at 710 Main St, that should be the site of the former Shelby Theater,

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Niza on Oct 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Like in the United States with names like Orpheum, Princess, Bijou, etc, in Cuba, the name Niza was used in different cities and towns, this particular Niza that I posted here was located in Cienfuegos not Guantanamo. I will appreciate if somebody mistake is fixed.

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elmorovivo commented about Venus Theater on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:19 am

The first building to the left is the Venus Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Parisiana on Sep 24, 2016 at 5:26 am

I just want to thank the nice people of Cinema Treasures for the great work editing and correcting my posts. Thank You.

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elmorovivo commented about Teatro Princess on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The Princess Theater was inaugurated May 24, 1919 with vaudeville programs. Converted to cinema was renovated in the 1940’s, losing its original aspect. Was demolished in 1995.

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elmorovivo commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 15, 2016 at 2:41 am

One of the former names of the Granada was Strand Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about State Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm

The building all the way to the left was the State theater, originally named Jefferson theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Rex Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

The Rex opened as a nickelodeon in 1911 by C.A.Kulhman, who had owned the Crown Theater across the street. A few years later, he opened a second theater next door to the Rex called the Kulh. The dividing wall between the two was removed to make one large theater. Closed around 1951. Building demolished in 1975.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Roosevelt on Aug 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

The Roosevelt opened in 1920 in the corner of Monte and Fernandina St owned by Blanco y Martinez.The name of the theater was selected in a public contest, the winner received a $50.00 prize. Not bad for that year.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Encanto on Aug 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

This cinema was the first in Latin America to install air conditioner system, built by the Carrier Corp. of Newark NJ.

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elmorovivo commented about Warner Theater on Aug 26, 2016 at 1:22 am

Strand was the original name of the Warner Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Vaudette Theatre on Aug 24, 2016 at 2:05 am

The Vaudette Theater was located at 74-76 Whitehall St. in Atlanta. It was built by J.G. and A.C. Evins. The front of the theater was an adaptation of the famous “Petit Palais” in Paris, France. The height of the entrance arch was 30 feet and the width 20 feet, flanked by two allegorical figures supporting the half dome above.