Cine Diagonal

Avinguda Diagonal 458,
Barcelona 08006

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Cine Diagonal

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The Cine Diagonal opened on 24th February 1961 with Howard Keel in "The Big Fisherman. Located on the main Diagonal Avenue in the centre of Barcelona.

It is a modern cinema in typical 1960’s style, with seating provided in stalls and balcony. When first opened, there were painted murals on the walls of the balcony stairs and inside the auditorium there was a ‘floating screen’ with no masking and side-walls were draped, which was typical of the early 1960’s.

The Cine Diagonal was taken over by the Balana group in April 1963. In recent years it had been taken over by the Cinesa group and remained a premier first run cinema and still a single screen.

Sadly, it was closed in the early 2000’s and by 2008 it had been converted into a light/home furnishings store known as Biosca & Botey. Some interior decoration remains inside the auditorium, mainly the side-wall drapes.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 9, 2008 at 11:08 pm

A photograph I took in April 2008 of the former Cine Diagonal:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2401194661/

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