Teatro Radio City
Calle del Parque,
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This theater was the centerpiece of the locally owned Cobian movie theater chain. It was the largest Santurce cinema with a huge main floor and a large balcony. During the 1960’s and 1970’s all of the prestige Hollywood movies played there.
From "Love Story" to "Jaws" to "King Kong" to "Close Encounters", they all played exclusively at the Radio City. It was very common to see long lines at most of shows. Between blockbusters, the Radio City would also play AIP pictures such as " Dr. Phibes" and other Vincent Price- Peter Cushing movies.
In the late 1970’s, the cinemas at Plaza las Americas mall started to draw crowds away from the Radio City and other Santurce cinemas and attendance became low. One of the last movies to play at the Radio City was the "Cat People " remake in 1982.
The Radio City closed down in 1983. It then became a protestant church . In the late 1980’s it was bought by a local entrepreneur who turned it into a place for showing plays and concerts, but the plan was not a success.
The Radio City is now abandoned, awaiting someone with the vision to turn it back to its former glory…
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