Cines Callao

Plaza Del Callao 3,
Madrid 28013

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Cines Callao

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The Cine Callao, designed by architect Luis Gutierrez Soto in a ‘Classical’ style and constructed from 1925 to 1927, is one of the famed movie palaces of the Gran Via. It has a prominent corner site and was originally built as a twin theatre, with a second ‘open air’ auditorium on the roof, which has been closed for many years.

The interior was re-modeled in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s in an Art Deco style which swept away the former Classical interior. In the 1990’s, when I visited, there were 1,147 seats including two balconies. On the main floor seating, I counted 30 rows of 24 seats, but I didn’t visit the closed balcony. I’m not sure if the balcony is where the second screen is. As of 2007, auditorium 1 has 1,101 seats and auditorium 2 has 429 seats.

Contributed by Howard B Haas

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm

A view from the Metro station entrance, across the street:
http://flickr.com/photos/ojosdetrapo/971726477/
A full view, as seen in April 2007:
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Roloff
Roloff on April 19, 2008 at 7:18 am

Here’s a postcard in my collection from 1954 with the Cine Callao on it, as well as another one, but which one is it?!
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TruusBobJanToo
TruusBobJanToo on October 31, 2009 at 6:20 am

A photo of Cine Callo from October 2009.

woody
woody on October 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

in 2007 also showing its stuning art deco neightbour which houses the Capitol Cinema
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/435193416/

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