Cinema Centro

Bayamon 00959

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Cinema Centro

I remember this theater being close to the Santa Rosa Shopping Center in Bayamon. It closed sometime in the mid-to late 1990’s. It was managed by Wometco/Cinevista.

Anyone have any additional information or memories of this theater?

Contributed by Eric Diaz

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LUISMEL on June 15, 2007 at 3:25 pm

I remember they along with the Plaza’s and UA Cinema 150 use to play the best movies (Blockbusters) that would come to Puerto Rico. Im surprise to hear they have closed but are they demolished? And does anyone know why they closed?

darkpitch07 on September 18, 2008 at 1:44 pm

The theater closed around 1997 or 1998 because there were building the nearby Plaza Del Sol theaters. Attendance had diminished throughout the 1990’s because it was a bit of a bad area, the theater was near a bad housing project (forgot the name) and it drove people to the Rio Hondo theaters instead. The site is now a two-story Walgreens pharmacy.

davsot on December 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Did it have a Streamline Moderne Design?

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It might be the gray building.

darkpitch07 on May 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm

When you pass by Santa Rosa Shopping Center, you’ll see it sandwiched between two blocks. I haven’t been in the area in years. It has(d) a Baskin Robbins downstairs and I believe a Subway also.

rrstar96 on August 4, 2011 at 6:37 am

Eric: You might be referring to the Virgilio Davila housing project on Highway 2, a short driving distance from the site.

I remember Cinema Centro very well as that was the theater where I saw “Star Wars” when it premiered. It was a large, comfortable venue, with one screen at the time.

I also saw “101 Dalmatians” (1972 re-release) and “Dragonslayer” there. At one time, there was a Pizza Inn on the first floor.

davsot on August 4, 2011 at 7:45 am

It was demolished to make way for Walgreens. :‘0

Total waste cause nobody has a photo of this theater.

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