Cine Campoamor

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Cine Campoamor

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Located in the centre of Havana. Originally on this site was the Teatro Albisu. The Teatro Capitolio was opened on 20th October 1921. It was built for and operated by Pablo Santos and Jesus Artigas, who were both circus operators. It was renamed Teatro Campoamor in 1924 in honour of the famous Spanish poet. It was closed as the Cine Campoamor in 1965. The building now stands abandoned and in ruins.

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MiamiMan on September 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

a link to what remains….

guarina on June 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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 16, 2013 at 7:46 am

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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