daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture > Classic Architecture

Classic Architecture Discussions on heritage buildings, monuments and landmarks.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:35 PM   #1
redstone
Lurker
 
redstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 14,056
Likes (Received): 52

Cinema architecture

Starting one thread for the olden day movie theatres
redstone no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:17 PM   #2
Galro
Humanity through Urbanity
 
Galro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,256
Likes (Received): 9806

Colosseum kino/cinema here in Oslo, Norway. Dating from 1928.

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bharfot...n/photostream/
__________________

Assemblage23 liked this post
Galro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:23 PM   #3
Solopop
Solopop
 
Solopop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,113
Likes (Received): 99

Balwyn Cinemas Melbourne

image hosted on flickr

Rivoli Cinemas Melbourne


Astor Theaters Melbourne
Solopop no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2011, 07:46 PM   #4
redstone
Lurker
 
redstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 14,056
Likes (Received): 52


Majestic Theatre, 1928. Built as a permanent Chinese opera hall, later doubling as a cinema, before converted into a full cinema. The cinema shut down in 1998, later it was converted into a shopping mall in 2002 (very bad idea!!!), which destroyed all of the ornate interior save for the ceiling and the proscenium arch ornament. The mall was dead from the beginning and the mall shut down in 2007. Several small shops were rented on the first level until few years ago. Currently the oldest cinema standing.


Capitol Theatre, built 1929. Also doubled as a theatrical hall. Shut down in 1998 and abandoned since. Currently undergoing renovation.


Rex Theatre, probably the oldest pure cinema hall. Opened 1946, closed in 1980s. Later became a skating rink, a church and various sleazy nightclubs. Reopened as cinema few years ago.
redstone no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 23rd, 2011, 02:51 PM   #5
OtAkAw
BUMMED
 
OtAkAw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Makati
Posts: 2,484
Likes (Received): 530

Manila

Because Manila was an American colonial city in the decades prior to World War 2, she has inherited many facets of American cities from that era. Here's how Avenida Rizal (Manila's theater district) looked like in the 1930's:

image hosted on flickr

Riza Ave, Manila, Philippines postcard 1930's by orngejuglr, on Flickr

World War 2 happened, and everything architectural, design and aesthetics-related has gone on a downward spiral ever since, including cinema theaters (and most sadly, the culture surrounding them)

image hosted on flickr

Rizal Avenue by Beyond Forgetting, on Flickr

Capitol Theater
image hosted on flickr

Capitol Theater by Xtian Bederico, on Flickr

Galaxy Theater
image hosted on flickr

entering another galaxy by Stitch, on Flickr

Deluxe
image hosted on flickr

Deluxe by Flicku!, on Flickr

Ever
image hosted on flickr

Ever by Flicku!, on Flickr

Dilson
image hosted on flickr

Dilson Theater by Flicku!, on Flickr

Life Theater (Now Villonco Building)
image hosted on flickr

T.Villongco Building by Gee Juan, on Flickr

Lyric Theater (gone)
image hosted on flickr

MANILA_Lyric Theatre, Escolta_Curteich by Performing Arts / Artes Escénicas, on Flickr

Times Theater

source: http://senorenrique.blogspot.com/200...-filipino.html

Ideal Cinema (gone)
image hosted on flickr


State Theater (gone)


Bellevue


And the grandest of all Manila's old theaters, an art deco masterpiece: the Metropolitan.

Partially destroyed in World War 2:
image hosted on flickr

1945 War torn Metropolitan Theater, Manila, Philippines by John T Pilot, on Flickr

Currently in a semi-derelict state:
image hosted on flickr

Metropolitan Museum at Dusk by BeeBoy, on Flickr

To add insult to injury, Filipinos no longer watch movies in standalone cinemas, leading to further decay of these treasures. Modern cinemas in cavernous malls have since taken their place.
OtAkAw no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #6
rubiopr27
Augustinian/Benildean
 
rubiopr27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Makati, MM • Mississauga, ON
Posts: 705
Likes (Received): 216

How sad. This just shows that we Filipinos are the ones who destroys our own unique culture. It's just sad because we have the cultures of the Oriental and the Occidental and gained prestigious titles like the 'Most Beautiful City in the Far East', 'The Pearl of the Orient', 'The Queen of the Pacific'. We really need to revive what was lost in our culture.
__________________
Sheridan|Architecture
Arkitekturang Filipino - The Online Database of Philippine Architecture
ARQUITECTURA MANILA - Your gateway to Manila's glorious architectural past. Like Arquitectura Manila on Facebook!
TeamManila Lifestyle- The Most Worn. The Most Washed. The Most Loved.
ORGULLOSO HISPANO FILIPINO
rubiopr27 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #7
gisoares
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 1

Será que posso pegar algumas fotos de cinema para colocar no site de um amigo?
__________________
Jornalista para sites online

Carnaval Votuporanga - Dicas Hoje
gisoares no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #8
Cal_Escapee
In Search of Sanity
 
Cal_Escapee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Francisco/Tucson
Posts: 3,695
Likes (Received): 10272

San Francisco, CA, USA:

Castro Theater (still open, still showing movies)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castro_Theatre

Alhambra Theater (converted to a gym)


Oakland, CA USA

Grand Lake Theater (still open)





Source: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cl...=0CA4QnwIoAjAA

Orinda, CA, USA (SF suburb)

Orinda Theater (still open)



Source: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/X5_lM...ZVLutHOfT9xeCg

Last edited by Cal_Escapee; February 26th, 2012 at 09:54 AM.
Cal_Escapee no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2012, 05:57 AM   #9
bostonparkplaza
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 19
Likes (Received): 1

Thanks for sharing this old movie theatres, this really reminds old old day's
bostonparkplaza no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu