Cine Elizondo

Calle Zaragoza,
Monterrey 64000

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Opened in 1945, the Cine Elizondo was one of many spectacular cinemas to open in Mexico.

It was closed in 1978 and demolished in 1982.

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Sergeiv on March 24, 2004 at 12:03 pm

It was a genuine architectural jewel in northern Mexico. Its ornamentation was influenced by Chinese and Art Deco elements, It had unique sculptures of dragons, nymphs and Budhas and its curtains of red silk, the red carpet and seats gave it a touch of luxury. It is a shame that it was demolished in the edification of the Macroplaza of Monterrey in 1982. Photographer Fausto Tovar took a series of pictures that bring us one of the last few memories of this majestic thater.

Sergeiv on June 19, 2004 at 11:57 am

Photos of this theater can be seen on the following link:
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Divinity on October 23, 2004 at 10:52 pm

Absolutely magnificent! So sad that this unique movie palace was demolished in such recent times.

RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 1:25 am

What a screen. It looks like 70mm, it must have been some place. Whoever decided to tear this down should have been shot.

benedetti on November 10, 2004 at 11:10 pm

It was a genuine architectural jewel indeed!
it was my favorite movie theater and spent many sundays there when i was a kid. the pictures bring a lot of memories.
I always thought that it was going to be relocated somewhere else
but that never happen.
but i still would like to know where all the sculptures of dragons, nymphs and Budhas go?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 24, 2009 at 11:22 am

Three vintage postcard views of the Cine Elizondo:
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