Cine Odeon

Esmeralda 367,
Buenos Aires

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Cine Odeon

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A superb building erected at the end of the 1800’s. The Teatro Odeon was opened in 1896.

It was closed in 1980 and demolished a few years later. The site became a parking lot. No doubt one of the crimes of the century for Buenos Aires architecture.

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Bocio on April 16, 2012 at 12:31 am

It was built by Don Emilio Bieckert in the end of the 19th century. In July 1896, it hosted the first ever film screening in Argentina.

The building host not only a cinema but also the alojaba the Royal Hotel (propiedad de L. Schaefer) and a restaurant in the corner, the Royal Keller.

Bocio on April 18, 2012 at 3:40 am

On July 18 1896 in this place were screened for the first time in Buenos Aires the Lumiere films, just a few months after the Paris opening.

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