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Cine Elizondo (photo credit Cinema Treasures user kinospoter)

Cine Elizondo

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

First Opened: 10th September 1945 (77 years ago)

Closed: 1978

Demolished: 1982

Atmospheric Style: Chinese

Architect: Arturo Oliver Cedeno

Status: Demolished

Address: Calle Zaragoza, Monterrey 64000 Link opens in new window


Overview

The Gran Cinema Teatro Elizondo opened in September 1945 with Maria Felix starring in Doña Bárbara Link opens in new window. The planned opening film was Loretta Young & Alan Ladd in China Link opens in new window however the print didn’t arrive at the theatre in time.

The 1,792-seat Cine Elizondo was designed by architect Arturo Oliver Cedeno with the exterior designed in an Art Deco style. Seating was provided on two levels (orchestra / main floor and balcony), and the auditorium was decorated in an elaborate Indo-Chinese style, the work of interior designer Don Jesus Diaz Jimenez who collaborated with the artist Pedro Martinez. The auditorium featured sculptures of dragons, nymphs, and Buddhas, all highlighted with curtains of red silk.

The theatre closed in 1978 and was demolished in 1982. The site is now the Fountain of Neptune in the Macroplaza, the largest public square in Latin America.

Information in part sourced from Cinema Treasures Link opens in new window.

Further Reading

Online

Historic Photos & Documents
Cine Elizondo, date unknown, courtesy Cinema Treasures user <i>kinospoter</i> (JPG)
Cine Elizondo, date unknown, courtesy Cinema Treasures user kinospoter (JPG)
House Left sidewall, courtesy Cinema Treasures user <i>kinospoter</i> (JPG)
House Left sidewall, courtesy Cinema Treasures user kinospoter (JPG)
Auditorium, courtesy Cinema Treasures user <i>kinospoter</i> (JPG)
Auditorium, courtesy Cinema Treasures user kinospoter (JPG)
House Right sidewall, courtesy Cinema Treasures user <i>kinospoter</i> (JPG)
House Right sidewall, courtesy Cinema Treasures user kinospoter (JPG)
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