Teatro Cinearte

Largo de Santos 2,
Lisbon 1200 - 808

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Located in the Santos district to the West of the city centre, the Cinearte Cinema opened in 1938. It was designed by architect Raul Rodrigues Lima in a splendid Art Deco style that has modernistic streamlined looks both externally and internally.

The main feature of the auditorium decoration is the very striking ceiling of cove lighting fins which extend forward to the proscenium opening.

By 1990 it had been closed as a cinema and after a period of use as a banana warehouse. In more recent years it has found a new use as a live theatre space (split into two auditoriums) for the A Barraca theatre group who present productions of modern Portuguese and European classics.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Pauliano
Pauliano on September 6, 2005 at 8:58 pm

The nightclub “Plateau” was not inside Cinearte, but some feets apart. Barraca has completely destroyd the interior of Cinearte, with the “beneplacido” of the city hall, so, the only thing still appealing for the old Cinearte is its facade.

Pauliano
Pauliano on September 6, 2005 at 9:15 pm

Photos avaliable on View link (click on “Imagens”)

Gaumont
Gaumont on December 6, 2006 at 5:36 pm

Graphic photos of the elevation facade following the concepts of the author Raul Rodrigues Lima. View link (From flickr.com)

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