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This movie theater was designed by architect Rogelio Pérez Cubilas and built by constructor José Mitjans.
This movie theater was built in its time in Art-Déco style. It had two enormous floor fans on the balcony level at either side of the screen before the doors of the restrooms. It showed “Dónde andarán nuestros hijos”, Mexican movies “Así se quiere en Jalisco” with Jorge Negrete and María Elena Marqués in color, “Ella la inolvidable” with Lina Montes and Luis Aldás, 1942 Argentinean movie “Adolescencia” with Pola Alonso, “A Date with Judy”, 1948, with Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Powell, and every year on Easter Sunday, the Mexican film “La vida, pasión y muerte de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo” of 1942 with José Cibrián. I remember in the candy counter at the entrance in 1950 they sold Adams two-piece gum boxes for 2¢. It was demolished or collapsed.
I don’t believe there was ever such a theater. Cinematograuho is not a word, the Fausto was at Prado 201 y Colón, the Negrete was at Prado 207 y Trocadero. It is shown on the street map on the east side of Prado and Animas; #210 would have placed it on the west side of Prado between Colón and Trocadero. The Casino Español was at Prado 302 and Animas. González ends in a z. It isn’t listed in the telephone directory of April, 1958, nor in the 19th Annual edition of the Cuban Cinematographic and Radial Annuary. The Payret was at Prado 507 between San José and Teniente Rey, the “Capitolio” at Prado 563 between Teniente Rey and Dragones. What did open in 1908 was the Gran Teatro Tacón (later Nacional) at Prado 452 y San Rafael.
Saw 1986 Japanese film “The Adventures of Chatran” there on Monday, January 2, 1989.
I saw 1972 Italian film “Hermano sol, hermana luna”, there in the spring of 1983, with Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Valentina Cortese and Alec Guinness.
This theater opened on December 30, 1949, the property of Senator Alfredo Hornedo Suárez, with the name Blanquita, after his second wife, Blanca Maruri, with Lou Walter’s production “From New York to Paris”.
This movie theater was located on Calzada de Columbia (now named Avenida 41) #5614 between Calles 56 and 58, north side of street, in the municipality of Marianao. It is erroneously positioned on Lombillo street in El Cerro.
Cine Roli was located in the municipality of Marianao.
Cine Buenos Aires was located in the municipality of Marianao.
Cine Sara was located in the municipality of Marianao.
Cine Record was located at Avenida 51 between Calles 100 and 102.
Cine Lux was located at Avenida 29 between Calles 56 and 58.
This movie theater stood high on the corner of Calzada del Cerro and Infanta, had a lone palm tree in front and was modest and very old. I was never inside, but it showed “Tania la bella salvaje”, a 1948 Mexican movie with Rosa Carmina. I believe it was torn down in the ‘80’s to make way for some apartment buildings.
This movie theater was located on Mayía Rodríguez between Acosta and Amado in the Víbora district to the south of the city.
This movie theater had a small arched portico, it was across Infanta from the Quinta de los Molinos. I remember seeing “The Black Hand” with Gene Kelly there on my birthday in 1959. A candy vendor sold French burnt peanuts down the aisle at intermission.
This movie theater was located between Gral. Lee and Lacret streets. It was cozy, my very favorite as a child, especially in winter, and only 20¢. I remember seeing Virginia Mayo, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman movies there, with Harry James, Dick Haymes, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, “Leave Her to Heaven” with Gene Tierney and Jeanne Crain. In the evening in summer they opened a small window high on the east side to let the breeze in. A stand on the portico of the Café Cristal next door sold the best “fritas” ever.
This movie theater was located in Lawton district to the southeast of Havana. It was fairly close to the Erie.
This movie theater is erroneously positioned on Lombillo street in El Cerro.
This little movie theater, possibly the smallest in the city, was located on Calle M between 17 and 19 in the FOCSA building. There was a quaint ice cream parlor next to it and the Scheherazade night club.
This movie theater was located in the Lawton district to the southeast of Havana.
This theater was located on Calzada de Luyanó between 10 de Octubre and Marqués de la Torre. I never went, but I remember my school mates mentioned it a lot, I understand admission was 10¢ when we were children. It is erroneously positioned on Lombillo street in El Cerro.
This theater was located on 23 Street between 10 and 12 in Vedado, it is erroneously positioned in the street map on Lombillo street in El Cerro. It was modern, admission in 1958 was $1. I remember seeing “The Third Sex” there with Christian Wolff and Paula Wesseley.
This movie theater was located in the Pogolotti district of Marianao municipality. It is erroneously positioned on Lombillo street and Rancho Boyeros in El Cerro.
This theater, near the Verdún and closer to Trocadero street of the pair, had a sliding ceiling that opened over the audience at night, allowing the spectators to watch the movie under the starry sky.
This theater, near the Majestic and closer to Animas street of the pair, had a sliding ceiling that opened over the audience at night, allowing the spectators to watch the movie under the starry sky.