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The Teatro Presilla, the property of Demetrio Presilla, a Spanish national, was inaugurated in 1914. The cine Mayarí was located in the site where the Presilla had been. The government intervened it on August 16, 1963, started construction and by mid-1964 it was finished, in masonry painted light and dark gray bearing a flashing sign in red, blue and white.
The first movie shown in this theater in 1910 was the North American silent “La flor fatal”. Film reels arrived by rail. The manual projector was operated by Miguel Angel Oria. Others shown were “La esclava blanca”, “La posada sangrienta”. The manager of the Cine-Teatro Aldana was Mariano Belío. In 1928 it showed “La hija del Capitán Mambí”. Partners Fernández and Montaña sold it to Enrique Farah Awed. Renown business show figures performed, musician Dámaso Pérez Prado, singers Benny Moré, Pedrito Rico, Bobby Capó, Daniel Santos and the Matamoros Trio.
This theater first opened in 1873 as Teatro Uriarte, in baroque style, the property of Don Juan Uriarte, manager and Don Domingo Fabre, the orchestra conductor. Tradition claims it has had amazing acoustics because it was built over an ancient beach well or subterranean cave. It had two beautiful statues of Sappho playing the lyre at the entrance, spider candelabra, an enormous stage with a pit for big orchestras and attractive ample balconies. It was bought by the owners of the famous circus Santos y Artigas and its name changed. In 1922 it was bought by architect Luis Gálvez. The first projectionist was local photographer Pascual Pérez. A benefit was held for octogenarian primary teacher Don Alejandro Miramón Casanovas. During the hurricane of 1933, Pedro “el Gallego” Castany’s wife, whose company was performing at the theater, gave birth to a baby girl.
This theater opened with the name Balboa in 1921 in the Central Elia Sugar Mill in the municipal term of Guáimaro. In 1924 the Elia theater was created, which was completely destroyed in an accident in the late ‘40’s, and in 1928 the Cine Dora opened. The Cine Unión was opened on February 3, 1948, with 642 seats; the first projectionist was Eduardo Pérez. In 1982 it was re-named Tana. The town was the Central Elia, built in 1915, the property of Compañía Azucarera Elia, on land owned by Elia Rosa Castellanos, founded on February 28, 1916; on October 13, 1961 it was renamed Colombia.
This theater was founded by partners Alberto Campaña, Juan Sánchez and Justo Rodríguez, the property of Agapito Gómez and Bros.
Cinema Rex opened in 1938. It was located between Consulado and Industria streets. It showed short-length films, newsreels, Cuban “América”, North-American Warner-Pathé, Spanish “No-Do”, a Walt Disney cartoon, and a documentary or a comedy skit. A well-mannered older formal usher at the lobby before the navy blue velvet drapes usually announced, “A short while standing” to the new arriving moviegoers who would wait for the next showing. I saw “The movie pest” there and many a sprightly Donald Duck cartoon.
The theater takes its name from Count Nicolás de la Cruz Brunet y Muñoz. It was bought by Don Justo Germán Cantero in 1849 for 17,000 pesos.
There are a series of about 7 connected theaters in the area of Guantanamo named Huambo after a province in Angola, dedicated to the promotion of African cinema.
Aquilino Larrea, a renown local business man who owned a match factory, ceded the land at 251st Avenue and 150th Street to the brothers Manolo and Ramón Suárez, who inaugurated the theater in 1946. The theater showed movies and was rented for live stage plays, musical revues, beauty pageants and meetings of the Syndicate of Workers and Employees of Textilera Ariguanabo.
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.
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. Yarua is a tree.
Camp Bulkeley was built between 1943 and 1945, originally to house Marines. It was later named for Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley.
Yaracuy is a state in Venezuela, to the west of Carabobo.
La Yaya is a hill near the town.
The theater was named after composer Juan Cristóbal Nápoles Fajardo, nicknamed “Cucalambé”.
Bayamo is called “Monument City”. The national anthem was composed there on October 20, 1868
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 named Avenida after Avenida 41 where it was located. It is erroneously positioned on Lombillo street in El Cerro.
My paternal grandfather was born nearby and his sisters' descendants still live in the area, my 3rd cousin, my 4th cousins, my 5th cousins. I visited them in August 2009, and was charmed by the peaceful countryside and amazed by the vibrant city.
Manzanares is the river that flows through Madrid, Spain. Curious detail, 1957 Ford and threatening guy with a rifle.
Jagua is the name of the bay by which the city is located.
Oriente is the easternmost province of the country. “Ismaelillo” was the title of a book of poems by José Martí y Pérez.
The town, on the west shore of Guantánamo Bay, was named for the caimans once common in the bay and the Guaso river.
This movie theater was located at Calzada del Cerro 1202 and Infanta, and stood high on the northwest corner of Esquina de Tejas (the corner of clay roof tiles). It had a lone palm tree in front, and was modest and very old. It had been named after Italian actor of silent movies in the ‘20’s Rodolfo Valentino. I was never inside, but it showed “Tania la bella salvaje”, a 1948 Mexican movie with Rosa Carmina. There was a cock-fight ring behind it. I believe it was torn down in the ‘80’s to make way for two 21- and 22-story apartment buildings.
This theater is located at Calle Francisco Varona #288, between Joaquín Agüero and Angel Guardia, in Las Tunas. It was blessed by Father Marco de Acha at its opening, attended by city Mayor Pepillo Hernández.
The first Cine-Teatro Manatí was a wooden structure built on Calle A, which opened in 1914 and was destroyed by a fire in 1928. This theater, located in the Manatí Sugar Mill across the José Martí Pérez Park, opened in November 1944 and initially showed Argentinean and Mexican films, and Westerns.