Teatro Capitol

Avenida Gran Columbia 338,
Quito

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This theatre has a beautiful exterior with a triple-arched entrance with columns, and an columned upper loggia facing the street.

Additional information about its history and status would be of interest.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 20, 2006 at 9:57 am

An entry in MY Travel Guide gives the following information about the theatre:
“Located in the center of the city, this theater was constructed between 1933 and 1937, under the direction of the architect Antonino Russo. Many years ago it was a very active movie theater. Right now it is only used for concerts or cultural events from time to time. There is a foyer and an anteroom that leads to the seats, the stage and the dressing rooms. The interior of this construction in brick, iron, and wood, is very simple. The galleries on the central section of its facade are framed by arches in the ground floor and by architrave over Doric columns at the top part.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 20, 2006 at 10:00 am

Here is a photo I took in 1994 of the exterior of the theatre.

santiago
santiago on February 7, 2007 at 11:50 am

Les escrivo en español ya que el TEATRO CAPITOL esta en Quito Ecuador Sur America. Yo soy el nieto del que fue dueño del unos de los mejores teatros de Quito (hoy vendido a una gente del Brasil y sirve para reuniones de personas que siguen a estas iglesias que se dicen salvadores del mundo)
El dueño que hizo el teatro se llamaba Daniel Cadena Ampudia y yo soy el nieto, mi nombre es Santiago Cadena Ponce.
Si desean mas informacion sobr el teatro escribir a
Los deseos de mi persona es recuperar el teatro y hacer de el lo que fue ya que fue sinbolo de la familia Cadena el TEATRO CAPITOL

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