Gran Cine Teatro Victoria - Assunción, Paraguay
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
S 25° 16.986 W 057° 38.155
21J E 435976 N 7203552
Quick Description: A vintage movie theater in the center of Assunción which is nowadays abandoned
Location: Paraguay
Date Posted: 5/6/2020 4:02:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM12DM2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This movie theater was build in the 40's, by a company named Christian y Nills, with the project of the Argentinian architect Corbellani, who also designed the building of Banco del Paraguay. That was an age of transition, which explains the fusion of styles, with a combination of neoclassical and pre-modern influences.

Until the 80's it hosted the premiere of the most famous international hits. During the screenings of The Exorcist a paramedic was placed in the facilities to assist those who would collapse with the tension due to the movie.

It reached the peak of success shortly before the end of the dictatorship (1989). In the 90's was used as an Evangelical Congregation meeting spot, and even now, decadent as it is, hosts gatherings on Sundays.

Nowadays it's classified as Historical Heritage of the City of Assunción but without the permission of the owner, there is nothing the authorities can do to stop the decay of the building.
Year Theater Opened: 40's

Number of Screen(s): 1

Concessions Available: no

Ticket Price (local currency): Not Listed

Matinee Price (local currency): Not Listed

Web site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Must take a photo of the theater.
Please try to include yourself or gps in the picture.
Tell of your experience at the theater, if it is still a theater. If it is no longer a theater tell of an experience from the past at the theater, if this can be done.
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