Cine Capitolio

Praca Floriano,
Rio de Janeiro 20031

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Located in the central Cinelandia district of Rio, near the Teatro Municipal The Cine Capitolio opened in 1925 with 1,300 seats. It was designed by architect Emilio Baumgart. In 1928, the Cine Pathe Palacio was built next door.

In 1932, it was re-named Cine Teatro Broadway, and the seating capacity was reduced to 955 when the cinema was redesigned by architectural firm Gusmao, Dourado & Baldassini. In 1942, the name Cine Capitolio was re-instated.

It continued until at least 1960, but was later closed and demolished. Today a modern glass fronted building stands on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

The Cine Capitolio can be seen 2nd photograph down on this web page:
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