Teatro Miramar

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The Cine Miramar is located in Miramar, Havana, Cuba near Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) and Calle 90.

Built in the 1950s, the 600-seat movie house was still in use as a cultural centre for the local community until the early 1990s, but the collapse of the Soviet Union as one of Cuba’s main trading partners, coupled with the United States embargo against Cuba made it impossible to obtain the equipment needed for essential repair work to the theatre. Originally built as a movie house, over time the building was anexed to a self service market and a Howard Johnson Cafeteria. Like most buildings in Cuba it has been battered by hurricanes and degraded by humidity. But due to a chronic shortage of funds the theatre never received the regular maintenance required in that climate, and fell into decay.

Restoration efforts[edit]

In 2010 restoration efforts began.[1][2]

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