Havana’s old movie houses offer escape

posted by Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

HAVANA, CUBA — When Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba 50 years ago, time stopped for Havana’s movie theaters. Castro nationalized all 130 and today only about 40 cinemas remain open. They are the classic big-screen movie theaters of a bygone era.

Listen to the 4:54 story on National Public Radio.


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Two theaters mentioned

Cine Acapulco

Cine Yara

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I saw a CNN report from Cuba and for maybe 3 or 4 seconds they showed a movie theatre,but it happened so fast i couldn’t recall the Spanish name,but it looked closed.

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