Condes Cinema

Avenida da Liberdade 2,
Lisbon 1250

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Additional Info

Architects: Raul Tojal

Functions: Restaurant

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Condes Cinema

The Condes Cinema opened in 1951. It was designed by architect Raul Tojal within the shell of the earlier Teatro da Rua dos Condos of 1888.

Its simple Art Moderne styled auditorium was tall and had seating on orchestra level and two balconies. Exit doors on the right hand side of the orchestra level opened up straight onto the street.

The Condes Cinema was equipped for 70mm film presentation.

After closing in the late-1990’s it lay unused for a while until it was converted into a Hard Rock Cafe which opened on 15th June 2003. The exterior facade of the building has been cleaned up and restored, but sadly the conversion gutted the interior of the cinema, removing all traces of its decorative scheme.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 15, 2005 at 9:45 am

A link to a photo of the building now as a Hard Rock Cafe:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 28, 2006 at 11:43 am

Here is a close-up view of decorative detail on the facade of the former Condes Cinema:

Gaumont on May 16, 2006 at 8:31 am

Another view on the facade of that cinema:
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HowardBHaas on October 3, 2007 at 5:57 am

Photo as Hard Rock Cafe:
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I saw Broken Arrow in 1996. Then: vertical curtain (goes up & down). 2 balconies.

Ian on October 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

Photo from 1985 here:–


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