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This cinema was the first in Latin America to install air conditioner system, built by the Carrier Corp. of Newark NJ.
Very elegant. It was located on Neptuno street between Consulado and Industria. The architect who designed it was named Enrique Gil y Castellanos. It was open by 1924, in my mother’s youth. It had an orchestra then, where Armando Oréfiche played the piano, on a pit which rose at intermission, and it showed silent movies.
Located on the corner of Neptuno and Consulado Streets and had 1500 seats.
According to an article in Motion Picture News which includes some interior photos this cinema opened in 1928 and was atmospheric in design.The architect is listed as Enrique Gil Y Castellanos.