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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.
It was originally named “Rivoli”.
The second building on the right side of the picture is the Cine Lara, you can see the sign on it.
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.
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.
Stadium Theater interior.
Before the Rockingham, it was the Grande.
The 1st building on the right is the Clay Theater.
Early 1900’s, when the Center was named Colonial.
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.
Look at the corner store and take a look at the Shelby pictures that I downloaded, you will notice the difference.
As you can see, this is the same building that was posted on Cinema Treasures as the Shelby, hence the confusion.
The Andriot store still located at 710 Main St, that should be the site of the former Shelby Theater,
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.
The first building to the left is the Venus Theater.
I just want to thank the nice people of Cinema Treasures for the great work editing and correcting my posts. Thank You.
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.
One of the former names of the Granada was Strand Theater.
The building all the way to the left was the State theater, originally named Jefferson theater.
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.
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.
This cinema was the first in Latin America to install air conditioner system, built by the Carrier Corp. of Newark NJ.
Strand was the original name of the Warner Theater.
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.
The Cine Imperio opened on May 24, 1952, was equipped with audience, 1st and 2nd balcony totaling 1676 seats.