Cine Rex

Calle Gran Via 43,
Madrid 28013

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Built in 1947 with a balcony, by the early-1990’s, seating capacity of the Cine Rex was 417 seats. When I saw a movie there in 1997, I counted 399 seats. Main floor seating consisted of 16 rows of 10 seats, an aisle, then 10 more seats.

The lobby and auditorium were ornate. You entered the auditorium where the screen is. The curved screen appeared to be 35 to 45 feet wide. A red curtain rose & lowered.

With decreased attendence at single screen movie theatres, the Cine Rex closed in 2006 and by 2007, permission had been granted for demolition. Fortunately, plans changed, and the cinema will be turned into a multi-purpose show venue.

Contributed by Howard B Haas

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 20, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Photos of the exterior of the closed movie theater:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kailos/1343517126/

Especially since it could get gutted, I’d hope there are photos somewhere of the ornate interior!

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 22, 2007 at 2:19 am

another photo of closed theater:
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AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

As of New Years Eve 2008 it was still sitting there in a very bad state indeed.

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on October 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Still standing thankfully as of Oct 2009.

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