Cinema São Jorge - Lisbon, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 43.219 W 009° 08.775
29S E 487286 N 4285750
Quick Description: Cinema São Jorge (São Jorge Movie theater) opened it's doors at February 24th, 1950
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/26/2011 12:04:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMAV7H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 18

Long Description:
It was at that time, the largest venue in Portugal - with a capacity of 1827 people (913 in the audience, 914 in the three balcony) - but also equipped with unprecedented technological innovations, including air conditioning and a system internal aspiration that would eliminate dust from the environment.

It had excellent acoustics and provided visitors with a landscape of great beauty and comfort. Lisbon recognized at Cinema São Jorge, as a superior work - by the quality of materials and the modernity of the lines - it's fact that his architect, Fernando Silva, earned the Municipal Architecture Prize in 1951.

Initially property of Rank Filmes - which held until 1985, when it was taken over by Paramount and Universal - Cinema São Jorge suffered profound works in 1982 to obey a new logic of profitability of space devoted to the cinema exhibition . A logic that was not strictly domestic, but corresponded to an international movement and widespread. At that year, the theater was divided into three separate rooms.

In 2000 it was acquired by the city of Lisbon. In 2003, EGEAC - Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural has the management of the São Jorge, which after a period of closure for upgrading works, reopened to the public in May 2006, seeking since then reconnect population to a device that, in addition to its history, it is geared to meet the future demand and expectations of a diverse contemporary audience formed and demanding.
Year Theater Opened: 1950

Number of Screen(s): 3

Web site: [Web Link]

Ticket Price (local currency): Not Listed

Matinee Price (local currency): Not Listed

Concessions Available: Not Listed

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