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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.
This movie theater was located between Ayestarán and Almendares streets, in “Ensanche”, next to the “Trocadero” Distillery, which at some point made Havana Club rum. There was a triangular park in the next block to the west.
What a crying shame!
This movie theater was located on Calle B between 25 and 27, west or even-number side, opened around 1930. Amadeu Vives i Roig, a Catalan musical composer born in Collbató, Barcelona, in 1876, went to Cuba on a tour in 1924. It was the first movie I ever attended as a child. I read that only the steps remain leading up to the lot where the theater used to stand.
This theater was inaugurated in 1920, designed by architect Joaquín Emilio Weiss y Sánchez. It was once very elegant. It is erroneously positioned in El Cerro on the street map, it was located on Línea between Paseo and A in Vedado. Eight of the 29 theaters listed are positioned on the street map at Avenida Independencia and Lombillo Street in El Cerro. That spot is just where Google chose to place the name Havana.
This theater was inaugurated on 21 January 1877, owned by opulent Catalonian Joaquín Payret, trying to rival Teatro Tacón. It was consecutively known as Teatro de la Paz and Coliseo Rojo. It is purportedly the first theater in the country to show movies, in 1897. It was rebuilt in 1951. I saw “Canaima” there with Jorge Negrete and Charito Granados. The theater is incorrectly positioned on the street map, it was on Prado and San José.
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. It had the peculiarity of its entrance being next to the screen.
The full name of this drive-in movie was “Novia del Mediodía”. It was located on the Autopista del Mediodía, which led to San Antonio de los Baños, to the southwest. It is now a forsaken overgrown grassland.
This movie theater was closed down in the early 60’s.
This theater, located on San Rafael between Consulado and Industria, opened on 9th July, 1942 with the original name Cine Periódico Resumen, and was later renamed Cinecito because of its small size. It catered to children, and showed cartoons, “The Three Stooges”, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy and Abbott & Costello comedies.
The original theater started showing films on November 15, 1915 and it was one of the first to show talking movies. I think the building designed in 1938 originally had a beautiful streamlined façade. I went a couple of times as a child. A frequent patron in the neighborhood tells me orchestra seating was 50¢, balcony 30¢.