Cine Teatro Gran Rex

Avenida Corrientes 855,
Buenos Aires

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Cine Teatro Gran Rex

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The Cine Teatro Gran Rex opened on 8th July 1937, and the architect was Alberto Prebisch (who also designed the Obelisk). It is located in the San Nicolas district and together with the Opera theatre, is one of the most important theatres in the city where international shows are performed.

When built it was the largest theatre in South America. The auditorium is styled similar to the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Concerts in recent years have included performances from Bjork, Michael Buble, Coldplay, Alice Cooper, Echo and the Bunnymen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gloria Gaynor, Jules Holland, Liza Minnelli, Toto, Air Supply and Dionne Warwick.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm

The Gran Rex is on the right of this September 2004 photograph, with the Obelisk designed by architect Alberto Prebisch in the centre and the Opera Theatre on the left:
http://flickr.com/photos/mortinho/114437377/
The upper part of the facade of the Gran Rex at night, in May 2007:
http://flickr.com/photos/_misskennyli/520673089/
Facade in May 2007:
http://flickr.com/photos/aizaguirref/515310538/
Foyer in May 2005:
http://flickr.com/photos/eneca/31507850/
A packed foyer:
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Exterior at night in October 2007:
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Neon sign
http://flickr.com/photos/rockstarvj/1439678202/

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