Teatro Rivoli

Calle Leon & Calle Sol,

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Antiguo Teatro Rivoli an la Calle Sol esq. Calle Leon en Ponce, PR

I believe this theater was a venue for Spanish-language films and was once owned by the old Wometco Commonwealth chain.

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AGRoura on September 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

It was one of the Commonwealth theaters Wometco took over. It played both Spanish and English movies if I remember correctly.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

Sure could use an address or crossroads, more info and photos.

Dragonfly on October 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

This teather was located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Calle Leon and Calle Sol in the Ponce Historic Zone. I believe it was recently converted into an aprtment building. Hope this helps.

Dragonfly on January 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

This theater was found at the southwest corner of Calle Leon and Calle Sol in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in the downtown historic zone, just one block from Plaza Las Delicias. It was closed sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, and the inside was subsequently converted into apartments. However, because the building was located in a zone designated as historic, all of the external Art Deco arquitecture of the building had to be preserved during the conversion and thus it still looks looks much the was it did during its 1940-1970s heydays.

NOTE: I can’t find how to add missing theaters to this site. Could someone please add the following Ponce theaters which are missing from this site (I have addresses and photos for all of them, which I can add later once they are listed in this site):

(1)Hollywood – 1 screen – closed (2)National -1 screen – closed (3)Argel – 1 screen – closed (4)Belgica – 1 screen – closed (5)Rex – 1 screen – closed (6)Universal – 1 screen – closed (7)Miramar – 1 screen – closed (8)Santa Maria – 1 screen – closed

(9)Broadway – 1 screen – demolished

(10)Caribbean Cinemas – 11 screens – open

The first 7 are all historic due to their architectural style, etc., and thus under preservation.

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