Ideal Theatre

Avenida Rizal,

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Designed initially by Juan Nakpil the Ideal Theater opened in 1932. Architect Pablo Antonio also contibuted to the design.

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richardtsb on June 30, 2005 at 7:01 pm

this theatre was demolished since the late 1970’s to give way to a department store. the architect was Archt. Pablo Antonio

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 30, 2005 at 7:13 pm

From a bio on Pablo Antonio:

“Antonio went to the University of London where he finished a five-year course in architecture in three years. He triumphantly returned to Manila and successfully passed the licensure examination in 1932.

1933 saw Antonio’s first major work, the construction of the Ideal Theatre on Avenida Rizal, then one of Manila’s popular thoroughfares. His triumph subsequently led to other commissions notably, the Far Eastern University Buildings, the Boulevard-Alhambra Apartments (re-named Bel-Air Apartments), Capitan Luis Gonzaga Building, Manila Polo Club and others".

TLSLOEWS on August 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for the photo KenRoe.Sad looking picture.

MJuggler on August 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I bought a postcard showing the theatres of Rizal Ave.
so worth the $2! Don’t you think?
Thanks Ken for the photo!

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