Cine Plaza

Calle 16 de Septiembre,
Ciudad Juarez 32000

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DavidZornig on November 18, 2020 at 6:47 pm

I found a 2009 street view where it was still standing, split into multiple retail outlets. Link won’t share here properly.

Tmacias on May 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

I have the same question regarding the existence of the theater, or if anyone knows what became of the statues inside?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

A 1950’s photograph of the Cine Plaza in the city of Juarez:

rmedlock on January 21, 2007 at 11:01 am

Does anyone know if this building has indeed been destroyed?

simbolista on March 15, 2006 at 10:17 am

Plaza theater was a fancy mixture of Deco with neo-classical styles, with large, artistic nude sculptures of a male and a female as mythology characters at the lobby, designed by Aurelio G. Mendoza. It opened 19 March, 1947, seating 1,900 people in three levels, and it costed four million pesos at the time. In its first years, it had a lighthouse at the top, visible from miles away, a restaurant and a bar, as well as a dancing area, fountains and other amenities. Inside, a fake night sky displayed hundreds of little “stars”, clouds and nebullas, mixed effects according to the movie being projected. After two or three renovation projects, the theater finally closed its doors in 1994 to host a korean clothing store, and the only sculpture remaining is that of a nude woman, that Mendoza did after a woman named Elvira Fuentes, who worked at the local Water Utility Dept. The building is to be demolished sometime in 2006. (Data from various sources, including Diario de Juarez).