Cine Yara

Calle L 363,

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Cimarron on March 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

guarina, are the newer digital projection / film systems in use in this or other Cuban Theater’s? Just curious about the fascinating Cuban Theater history and evolution. Thanks

Cimarron on February 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Pic of Cine Yara in 1940’s as Warner, added to Photo Section.

guarina on May 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm

This theater first opened on December 23, 1947 with the name Warner (Warner-Pathé) as part of the CMQ Radiocentro complex, owned by brothers Goar and Abel Mestre. I remember seeing Los Chavales de España on stage. It was later adapted for Cinerama. It is erroneously positioned on the street map in El Cerro, it was on L and 23 Streets in Vedado.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

Guarina. If you click on ‘About’ at the top right of the page, you will be sent to a page which will give details of how to contact us by clicking ‘Contact’. You can send your list & photos to us by clicking on the ‘theatre updates’ address….

guarina on May 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

Lostmemory, I have a list of most (134) movie theaters and a few photographs in Havana and environs, with their seating capacity. Does the site have an e-mail address where I could send it? I’m not on Facebook, YouTube, don’t have a scanner, don’t tweet or anything modern, my limit is e-mail.

tommyboy on January 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hi have just posted picture of when it was Radio Centro Cinerama

Tobias52 on September 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

Hi, does anyone out there know the name of the cinema that Errol Flynn co-owned in Havana?

MPol on January 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

This looks like a cool theatre. Any photos of the interior? Just curious.

channing on May 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the theatre when it was running Cinerama films? Especially when the theatre had the Cinerama logo on it? Thanks!

irishcine on September 2, 2007 at 1:01 am

A few recent photos of the Yara, which is still open, undivided and operating as a cinema are here.

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AlAlvarez on August 11, 2007 at 5:57 pm

You get a glimpse of this theatre as the Cinerama during the revolution scene in the Russian classic I AM CUBA.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 11, 2007 at 5:46 pm

The Teatro Radiocentro was a Cinerama theatre from 23rd February 1958 until 16th April 1961. More details here:

havana on April 28, 2007 at 2:05 pm

I Love Havana “Cuba” found on the web site here are 2 photo’s of the Yara that were taken On April 1, 2007
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we have asked our photographer in Havana to make a special effort to take photo’s of other theaters in not only Havana by also other cities in Cuba.

AlAlvarez on November 21, 2006 at 5:14 am

Wow! Thanks, LM. My mother says that is the very one her brother snuck her into for free when he was manager.

AlAlvarez on November 21, 2006 at 5:01 am

I am not sure if it is still there.

AlAlvarez on November 21, 2006 at 4:42 am

LM, have you run into a Cine Victoria in Havana? I belive one of my uncles was manager in the 50’s.

AlAlvarez on November 21, 2006 at 4:41 am

LM, have you run into a Cine Victoria in Havana? I belive one of my uncles was manager in the 50’s.