Teatro America

Avenida de Galiano 253,

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Architects: Fernando Martinez Campos, Pascual de Rojas

Functions: Concerts, Live Performances

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Cine-Teatro America

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 5307.862.5416

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Teatro America

Opened on 29th March 1941, the architects were Fernando Martinez Campos and Pascual de Rojas. It is built within the Edificio Rodriguez Vazquez which is an 11 storey high building, containing ground floor businesses, 64 apartments and includes another pre-existing theatre;the Casa de la Musica located next door.

The auditorium was recently the location for the British singer Will Young’s video ‘Evergreen’

Contributed by Graeme McBain

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

cubanamerican on August 11, 2007 at 7:07 pm

The America although run down is till a beautiful auditorium. Inside it is a smaller version of Radio City Music Hall, with its vaulted ceilings and side boxes. It is now used as a live performance theater. I used to attend my school’s graduations each year at the America theater in the mid 50’s and also attended many movie shows, most notable Forbidden Planet, Sayonara, etc. the Live performances with great stars of that era were a few years before my time. In the late fifties they only showed films. I visited there after 37 years absence and they showed me around the auditorium. It was kind of dark so I could not see details but from looking at the foyer and public areas it is obvious it needs quite a lot of attention.

guarina on May 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

This theater is located at Galiano #253 between Concordia and Neptuno in downtown Havana, it is erroneously positioned on the street map in El Cerro. I remember it was one of the first movie theaters, if not the first, with air conditioning in Havana, they kept their doors to the lobby open and you felt the cool air when you walked by it. I saw “Baby Doll” with Karl Malden there and “A Face in the Crowd” with Andy Griffith.

CoCoMoJo on May 9, 2017 at 8:08 am

Can anyone tell me the source of these magnificent contemporary photos of the Teatro America (circa 1941)?

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