1314 5th Avenue,
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This theatre is mentioned in Rogelio Agrasanchez, Jr.’s excellent book, “Mexican Movies in the United States”.
According to this book, the Teatro Latino was opened in 1924 by Cuban impresario Fernando Luis as the Teatro San Jose on 5th Avenue and 110th Street.
This was the New York premiere site of Cantinflas' first hit “Asi Es Mi Tierra”.
It opened in 1908 as the Pastime Theatre. By 1914 it was the Harlem 5th Avenue Theatre and from 1921-1923 it was the Nile Theatre. By 1926 it was operated by the Meyer & Schneider circuit. It had made its mark as the pioneer run for Hollywood made Spanish-language film as the Teatro Variedades in 1933-1934 with reviews of the features regularly carried in the New York Times. It became the Teatro Borinquin in 1935-1936, the Teatro Grant in 1937 and finally the Teatro Latino from 1938 until 1941.
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