Cine Lara

Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos y Calle 3,
San Juan 00901

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Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Teatro Sylvia Rexach

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Cine Lara

This movie house was located in Puerta de Tierra, San Juan. The Cine Lara was opened in the 1920’s and was designed by architect Pedro de Castro and Besosa. In 1972 it became a live theatre, named Teatro Sylvia Rexach. Around 1982 it reurned to cinema use and was closed in October 1986.

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segurola on January 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm

The Lara still stands in Puerta de Tierra, Fernandez Juncos Ave., though severely in need of repair. Built in the 20’s and designed by architect Pedro de Castro y Besosa, it reopened in 1972 by Teatro del 60 as a true stage theater and renamed El Sylvia Rexach. After a decade of redeeming success and providing a much needed arena to nurture local creative talent, its utility, although thirstily longed, required continued renewal of human and monetary focus.

It returned to feature film and succumbed in October of 1986 in the aftermath of its last showing; Bocaccio’s El Decameron.

See: El Nuevo Dia, June 24, 2001.
‘97 photo at View link

R8teco on July 8, 2018 at 8:36 am

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