Cine Lara

Ponce de Leon Avenue,
San Juan

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segurola on January 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm

The Lara still stands in Puerta de Tierra, Fernandez Juncos Ave., though severely in need of repair. Built in the 20’s and designed by architect Pedro de Castro y Besosa, it reopened in 1972 by Teatro del 60 as a true stage theater and renamed El Sylvia Rexach. After a decade of redeeming success and providing a much needed arena to nurture local creative talent, its utility, although thirstily longed, required continued renewal of human and monetary focus.

It returned to feature film and succumbed in October of 1986 in the aftermath of its last showing; Bocaccio’s El Decameron.

See: El Nuevo Dia, June 24, 2001.
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