Cine Campoamor

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Cine Campoamor

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Located in the centre of Havana. The Cine Campoamor was built and opened around 1923. It was still operating in 1958.

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MiamiMan on September 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

a link to what remains….

guarina on June 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

Previously the Albisu Theater, belonging to Eusebio Azcue’s widow, Campoamor theater opened on November 17, 1915, named in honor of Asturian poet Ramón Campoamor, on the corner of San José. Supposedly the property of Universal Studios, in 1916 it offered a North American film season, which it was forced to cancel in complete failure. In 1923 it was demolished and later rebuilt. Warner Brothers' “The Jazz Singer”, the first talking movie, with Al Jolson, premiered there on 15th February, 1928; the Vitaphone system was installed. The balcony was perched high. It now stands gutted.

elmorovivo on August 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

The original name of this movie theater was Capitolio, as you can see in the upper part of the facade. It was later on, changed to Campoamor

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