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Curious detail, 1958 Ford and threatening guy with a rifle.
And I found where this originated. The January 16, 1909 issue of The Billboard amusement weekly in the Fulton History repository lists it with obvious misspellings and so this imaginary theater was born. If there was ever a movie at that location, it was called Cinematograph, and González is spelled with a z.
Tobias52, This is the closest I’ve been able to get: Film star with a cause By John Paul Rathbone A recently rediscovered film about Fidel Castro is a rare chronicle of a defining moment in world history as well as Errol Flynn’s near-redemption. The revolution of the late 1950s brought to an end the louche world that Flynn celebrated – and, eventually, criticised. Indeed, by 1958 the star had become infatuated with the romance of Fidel Castro and his bearded revolutionaries, and was sufficiently moved to make a 50-minute documentary of the moment. Recently rediscovered in the Rank laboratory where it lay unwatched for almost five decades, Cuban Story has just been re-released in the UK. Of the more than 50 films that Flynn made, Cuban Story is not among the best. Presented by the star, and produced by Victor Pahlen, a drinking companion who owned a local film business called Fenix Productions, this phoenix rising from the ashes of Flynn’s career is, nonetheless, a rare chronicle of a defining moment in world history, as well as a Hollywood star’s near-redemption.
sulane, Do let us please have more info about the Lane and the Gem.
sulane, What was at 560 where the Lane had been, later on?, the Howard’s store?
The old Fausto theater was the property of entrepreneur Luis Estrada. It had a presidential box with “boudoir” and separate entrance. It was redesigned by architect and engineer Saturnino M. Parajón y Amaro.
Joe, Thank you for the clarification. I was under the impression that on avenues the odd numbers were on the west side, even numbers on the east, judging from the RKO Coliseum, the Uptown, the Loew’s 175th Street, Theresa Pharmacy, Washington Heights Federal Savings.
Ed, it took me a long time, but I’ve just realized now (I had surgery yesterday and now looked at it with fresh eyes) that the Heights Theater I remember was on the west side of the street, so the address would NOT have been 150. The building to the north of it is #145, so I guess it must have been 151. But there’s no trace of a second story left.
I remembered I also saw in that theater “Top Banana” in 1954 with Phil Silvers and Rose Marie.
All the theaters were operating on December 31, 1958.
This photograph must be from 1958. Notice the “Hatuey” beer and Coca-Cola signs. The movie theaters Riviera, Radiocentro, La Rampa, Rodi, Atlantic, Trianón, Olimpic, 23 y 12, Acapulco and Ambar were all located within 20 miles.
A country festival was advertised in the Atenas website at the theater on Tuesday afternoon, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 for Farmer’s day.
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. It was named after Italian actor Rodolfo Valentino. 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 had been named after Major General Carlos Manuel de Céspedes del Castillo.
This theater was named after the longest river in the country.
The small town of Cabezas in the province of Matanzas had a population of 3,677 and 707 houses, but it had its movie theater.
It looks as if the building were not torn down, more like rebuilt. It seems to me you can still see the original 3 windows.
Thanks, BobFurmanek. It’s been a long time. Good memory (or reference).
This theater was named after octogenarian primary teacher Don Alejandro Miramón Casanovas.
This theater was for many years called “Fausto”.
The architect of this theater was Silvino Payrol.
This theater was NOT inaugurated on December 23, 1965. Located before Gral. Lacret Park, across the church of Our Lady of Dolores, it had 533 seats and was operating before December 31, 1958. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4264106
The theater was inaugurated in neoclassical style between Tatán Méndez and Lugareño.
This movie theater was located on Prensa between Washington and Agua Dulce in Las Cañas.
This theater was inaugurated on 15 April, 1838 by Catalonian owner Francisco Marty Torrens, as the Gran Teatro Tacón, named after Spanish Governor Captain General Miguel Tacón, its architect was Antonio Mayo. When the ornate Centro Gallego was built on that site, Paseo del Prado 452 and San Rafael, in 1914, in German neo-baroque style designed by Belgian architect Paul Belau, the Teatro Nacional was located in the building. From the late teens to the early 40’s, it was the best and largest theater in the city. It also showed films. I saw Mexican charro Jorge Negrete perform there live on stage around 1949.