Teatro José Lúcio da Silva -Portugal
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N 39° 44.791 W 008° 48.254
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Quick Description: The foundation stone for the construction of a true theater takes place in Leiria in 1878, Field D. Louis I (now Square of Goa, Damao and Diu), located between the old Convent of Sant 'Anna and the public garden Luis de Camoes.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/28/2010 12:51:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMACZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
And here's the first time a closed space worthy of deserving the name of THEATRE, Theatre D ª. Maria Pia. But theater in name only, because what the public was asked cinema.
The difficult financial situation of the theater and the physical needs of the building itself, begin to call into question the cultural continuity of the same.
Until the emergence of a new administration through "a handful of able-bodied men '*, saves the day. However, with the advent of World War II, begins to germinate the idea of building a new theater. Especially as the Inspection of Entertainment, citing lack of security, closed several times D. Maria Pia

In January 1958, takes place the last show in the old D. Maria Pia. The projection of films is to be held in a shed, purchased in Montijo, 100 per thousand. Installing the bottom of the garden, near the stairs to access the Marachão, the shed of cinema, is inaugurated on January 12, 1958, the showing of the film "East of Paradise, 'with James Dean as the protagonist.

The beginning
But behold, in 1963, José Lúcio da Silva comes in and wishes to build a theater for the city. The work starts in an old vineyard owned by the family Marques da Cruz, the second draft of Architects Carlos M. Ramos and Jose Bruschy becoming an unmistakable mark of modern times in Portugal.

The foundation stone takes place on July 29, 1964. The work is completed in about 18 months, the theater opened on the evening of January 15, 1966, a Saturday, with the presence of Admiral Américo Thomaz.

On the opening day two-piece took to the stage of Teatro José Lúcio da Silva.
In the first part we could see the play "Cowboy's Soliloquy '(or' Auto Visitation"), Gil Vicente, played by John Motta and in the second half the audience could delight in the play 'The Old', a comedy in three acts, originally from D. John House.
The first film in this room show the city took place on the 16th, Sunday, with the film 'Lord Jim', which was premiered recently in London, criticized as "the most extraordinary and grand adventure filmed so far. " Survived to time of censorship and have been many thousands of people who watched him great shows.
The pricing of the era were much different from today

Since its inception until today its business has been running uninterrupted, with higher incidence in cinema projection.

Trivia aside, the ranking of most-watched movies in the theater José Lúcio da Silva is led by Titanic in 1998, was four weeks in theaters and had 28,659 spectators. In second place is the movie Jurassic Park, 1993, three weeks in theaters, with 17,839 spectators. Third on the podium is occupied by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1992, also in theaters three weeks and was seen by 12,171 spectators.

esta sala sofreu, ao longo dos anos, várias remodelações, tais como a implementação do sistema de som digital, as novas cadeiras, a nova alcatifa, a remodelação do palco e por último, a aquisição de uma máquina nova para a projecção, permitindo um melhor recorte de imagem. Sem dúvida, uma das melhores salas do País. - Afirmou o administrador da Solercine - Equipamentos cinematográficos e audiovisuais.
O Teatro José Lúcio da Silva é também membro fundador do m|i|mo - museu da imagem em movimento, museu que em 2004 entrou para a Rede Portuguesa de Museu e que tem no seu espólio um fundo dedicado ao Teatro JLS.

Teatro José Lúcio da Silva has become over the years a theater "monumental" capacity for 763 seats in excellent scenic features that provide a rare visual comfort today in the halls of projection thus justifying its position of prominence in the culture of City.

In September 2005, Teatro José Lúcio da Silva closed its doors to make way for major works to modernize the space and equipment. Opened as new in February 2007
Theater Name: Teatro José Lúcio da Silva

Country: Portugal

Av. Heróis de Angola
Leiria, Leiria Portugal

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
happen in this theater performances, theater, film writer, vaudeville, dance and opera.

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 29 de Julho de 1964

Stage Type: Amphitheater

Seating Capacity: 763

Architect/Designer: Not listed

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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