Teatro Victoria

Huerfanos 825,
Santiago de Chile

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The Teatro Victoria was opened in 1927 as a first run movie and live performance theater. It was a palatial Beaux Arts theater with neoclassical touches. The auditorium had two balconies beautifully decorated with columns in white and gold. The illumination was provided with wonderful brass chandeliers.

The Teatro Victoria was for many decades a first class theater. In the 60s the theater began to show second run films. In the 70s it began to deteriorate and ceased to be used for performances. In spite of the quality and nobility of this theater, no attempt was made to preserve it. The end of this old movie palace early 80s was sad: a cheap adult film theater in awful condition.

In 1981, the theater finally closed its doors and was converted to retail. Only the lobby remains, used as a restaurant.

Contributed by Carlos Stoeckel Darrigrande

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Darrigrande
Darrigrande on January 10, 2004 at 4:17 am

The adress of Teatro Victoria was Huérfanos 825

skankypepe
skankypepe on July 15, 2005 at 12:48 pm

Debió de haber sido una verdadera joya en su tiempo. Gracias Carlos por tus escritos sobre los antiguos cines de Santiago de Chile.

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