Teatro Carrera

Avda B. O' Higgins Esq Concha y Toro,
Santiago de Chile

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The Teatro Carrera opened its doors in 1926. It was conceived as movie and live performance theater. The Carrera was not a downtown theater. It can be considered as a noble neighbourhood theater. The Carrera was replica of the Theatre des Presidents in Paris. It had two balconies and side boxes. It was beautifilly decorated with stucco and gilding.

The theater was successful until the 50s. In the 60s began the decline in attendance, not only due to the competition of TV, also the decline of the whole neigbourhood Avda. Brasil. of Santiago. The Carrera was then no more considered as performance theater and began showing third run movies. In the late 60s the Teatro Carrera had to close its doors. Unfortunatelly, the authorities did not make any attempt to save this monumental theater.

Nowadays it is a disco (auditorium) and retail store (lobby).

The Teatro Carrera was placed on the National Register of Historic Places of Chile in 1989.

Contributed by Carlos Stoeckel Darrigrande

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Darrigrande
Darrigrande on January 13, 2004 at 12:37 pm

The Teatro Carrera had a single screen

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