Cine Yara

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guarina on May 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Yara is a river in Oriente province.

Cimarron on April 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

guarina, that makes sense. Hopefully, things will improve for the Cuban People and Country. Thanks

guarina on April 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Cimarron, I left Cuba in July 1961 and don’t know what systems are in use now, but, judging by the decay of quality of life in the last half a century, I doubt they have any new digital systems. You just have to look at the state of the facades.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm

This vintage photo of the Warner from the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection probably dates from 1949 or 1950. The feature film on the marquee, Los amantes, starring Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight, was originally released in the United States in 1949 as Shockproof.

Cimarron on March 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

guarina, are the newer digital projection / film systems in use in this or other Cuban Theater’s? Just curious about the fascinating Cuban Theater history and evolution. Thanks

Cimarron on February 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Pic of Cine Yara in 1940’s as Warner, added to Photo Section.

guarina on May 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm

This theater first opened on December 23, 1947 with the name Warner (Warner-Pathé) as part of the CMQ Radiocentro complex, owned by brothers Goar and Abel Mestre. I remember seeing Los Chavales de España on stage. It was later adapted for Cinerama. It is erroneously positioned on the street map in El Cerro, it was on L and 23 Streets in Vedado.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

Guarina. If you click on ‘About’ at the top right of the page, you will be sent to a page which will give details of how to contact us by clicking ‘Contact’. You can send your list & photos to us by clicking on the ‘theatre updates’ address….

guarina on May 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

Lostmemory, I have a list of most (134) movie theaters and a few photographs in Havana and environs, with their seating capacity. Does the site have an e-mail address where I could send it? I’m not on Facebook, YouTube, don’t have a scanner, don’t tweet or anything modern, my limit is e-mail.

tommyboy on January 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hi have just posted picture of when it was Radio Centro Cinerama

Tobias52 on September 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

Hi, does anyone out there know the name of the cinema that Errol Flynn co-owned in Havana?

MPol on January 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

This looks like a cool theatre. Any photos of the interior? Just curious.

channing on May 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the theatre when it was running Cinerama films? Especially when the theatre had the Cinerama logo on it? Thanks!

irishcine on September 2, 2007 at 1:01 am

A few recent photos of the Yara, which is still open, undivided and operating as a cinema are here.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 11, 2007 at 5:57 pm

You get a glimpse of this theatre as the Cinerama during the revolution scene in the Russian classic I AM CUBA.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 11, 2007 at 5:46 pm

The Teatro Radiocentro was a Cinerama theatre from 23rd February 1958 until 16th April 1961. More details here:

havana on April 28, 2007 at 2:05 pm

I Love Havana “Cuba” found on the web site here are 2 photo’s of the Yara that were taken On April 1, 2007
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we have asked our photographer in Havana to make a special effort to take photo’s of other theaters in not only Havana by also other cities in Cuba.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 21, 2006 at 5:14 am

Wow! Thanks, LM. My mother says that is the very one her brother snuck her into for free when he was manager.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 21, 2006 at 5:01 am

I am not sure if it is still there.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 21, 2006 at 4:42 am

LM, have you run into a Cine Victoria in Havana? I belive one of my uncles was manager in the 50’s.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 21, 2006 at 4:41 am

LM, have you run into a Cine Victoria in Havana? I belive one of my uncles was manager in the 50’s.