Avenue Theatre

Rizal Avenue,
Manila

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The Avenue Theatre was a prime movie theatre during its heyday. Built in the 1930’s, the building also had a hotel and an office space.

It was renovated in the 1950’s and live performances were held here for many years. The Avenue Theatre closed in 1997 and was demolished in 2006.

Contributed by Richard Tuason-Sanchez Bautista

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richardtsb
richardtsb on July 2, 2005 at 1:30 am

the theatre was designed by Archt. Juan Nakpil. Nakpil became national Artist for Architecture in the Philippines. the grand lobby of the theatre is treated with faux marble finish.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 20, 2005 at 11:32 am

A 2005 exterior photograph of the Avenue Theatre here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixedfocus/36859948/

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm

It looks like the theater was demolished in 2006:
http://tinyurl.com/34he2v

MJuggler
MJuggler on August 27, 2010 at 11:13 am

I bought a postcard showing the theatres of Rizal Ave.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smgerdes/4906939650/ so worth the $2! Don’t you think?

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