Teatro Bolivar

Plaza Bolivar,

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Functions: Dance, Live Theatre

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Cine Rialto, Teatro Rialto

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Cine Rialto

The Teatro Rialto opened in 1917 and quickly became the home of Paramount Pictures in the Central district of Caracas.

The building also had apartments built above the cinema and two retail stores on each side of the entrance. Seating in the auditorium was in stalls and balcony.

In 1943 it was closed for a total re-furbishment which transformed both the exterior and interior into an Art Deco style. It re-opened on 29th April 1943 with Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”.

The building is now owned by the Metropolitan Government and when seen in April 2006 it was being re-furbished, renovated and restored to create a theatre for the Metropolitan Dance and Theatre Company. It re-opened in 2015 as the Teatro Bolivar.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 17, 2006 at 5:09 pm

Currently covered in scaffold and sheeting as restoration continues, this is the best shot I could do in April 2006:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 24, 2007 at 8:33 pm

High up on the scaffold currently covering the building (in March 2007) is this vintage photograph of the Cine Rialto:

Fede_Rico on July 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Now the Teatro Rialto is called Teatro Bolivar:

Teatro Rialto , Teatro Bolivar 2017 and


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