Cine Aguilera

Aguilera 507,
Santiago de Cuba

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bottam on April 28, 2015 at 9:18 am

guarina thank you so much! I have found some more information on the Botta family. The owners of Compañía Exhibidora y Comercial Botta were my great uncles – my grandfathers brothers.

guarina on April 28, 2015 at 1:04 am

bottam, I don’t know if you’ve gone to the sites: and

guarina on April 28, 2015 at 12:34 am

bottam, the Aguilera movie theater opened in 1915, was called “the theater of flowers”, it was owned by the Compañía Exhibidora y Comercial Botta, of the brothers Armando, Carlos, Mariano and Enrique Botta. They also owned the Rialto, Martí, Maceo, Victoria, Estrada Palma and Capitolio. Although the Aguilera had the largest seating capacity in Santiago de Cuba, after it burned down in the 70’s, the provincial government said it was going to build a theater 10 times more beautiful, but they later made a park and not mentioned it again, it was erased from history.

bottam on September 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Hi – this theatre belonged to my family prior to the rvolution. I am workign on a family history and would love any information about Cine Aguilera or any of the other cinemas in the Botta chain.

elmorovivo on July 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

It was the bigger theater in Santiago de Cuba with more that 2000 seats.

elmorovivo on July 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Cine Aguilera, burned in the 60’s, it was never repaired.