Cine Ambassador

Calle 44 #3305,

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Cine Ambassador

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The Cine Ambassador is located on Calle 44, between Avenida 33 and Avenida 35. It opened in 1955. Built of brick, the facade has a concave feature, with the theatre name mounted on to of the marquee. Inside the auditorium, seating is located on orchestra and balcony levels. The upper side-walls are bare brick, while the lower side walls have a wooden dado, up which was mounted plants, which were illuminated by lighting from beneath.

The building survives, in a rather un-cared for state, but I am not sure what the current use is.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2011 at 3:42 am

There is a photo of the Ambassador on the cover of Boxoffice, August 6, 1955.

guarina on June 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The exact address of this theater was Calle 44 # 3305 between Avenidas 33 and 35, in Nicanor del Campo. I went once, in early 1959. It is incorrectly positioned on 130 Street in the street map. I don’t know what name they may have given the district now.

Tinseltoes on July 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

Auditorium featured on the front cover of this trade journal in January, 1956: boxoffice

FatMan1059 on August 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thanks for shares and posts! I left Cuba in 1956.

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