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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¢.
This theater, located on Bélgica between Neptuno and Virtudes, opened in 1939; it was originally the property of Eusebio Azcue.
Previously the Albisu Theater, belonging to Eusebio Azcue’s widow, Campoamor theater opened on November 17, 1915, named in honor of Asturian poet Ramón Campoamor, on the corner of San José. Supposedly the property of Universal Studios, in 1916 it offered a North American film season, which it was forced to cancel in complete failure. In 1923 it was demolished and later rebuilt. Warner Brothers' “The Jazz Singer”, the first talking movie, with Al Jolson, premiered there on 15th February, 1928; the Vitaphone system was installed. The balcony was perched high. It now stands gutted.
A crying shame.
This theater was inaugurated in the early 20th Century at Zanja 205 between Manrique and Campanario, initially intended for Chinese drama. In 1923, under Cuban management, it diverted from the original Oriental art to showing live vaudeville and burlesque. Its marquee advertised a “frivolous and risque” show and claimed “everything like in Paris”. The audience was almost exclusively male. The newspaper in July and August 1949 announced shows at 8:30 and 11:30 Monday through Saturday, and Sundays at 3.
This movie theater was named after physican and scientist Carlos Juan Finlay y Barres.
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, German, with Christian Wolff and Paula Wesseley.
This simple, elegant neoclassical theater was inaugurated with the last name of its Basque proprietor, Ricardo Irijoa, on 8 June, 1884, with an amateur show for the benefit of El Buen Pastor convent. It presented Santiago Pubillones' circus and Puccini’s opera “La Bohéme”. It was the first theater converted to cinematography in 1897. It was bought by Enrique Pastoriza in 1899 and named Edén Garden. In 1900 it was renamed Martí and was home to the Assembly which drew the Constitution for the Republic founded on 20 May, 1902. It closed in 1977, when its ceiling collapsed.
elmorovivo, you seem to know your way around Havana movie theaters. Do you know about this one?
This theater was on Calzada del Cerro and La Rosa in El Cerro district, not in the center of the city, and it belonged to Ricardo Viñalet and his brothers since 1939 until its appropriation by the government.
This theater was on Belascoaín near Sitios.
This theater was located on Neptuno street between Manrique and Perseverancia, near the city center, not in Vedado at all.