Cine Selem

Calle 57 con 12,
Campeche 24000

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Architects: Lorenzo Alfaro Manzanilla, Antonio Miguel, Mario Solano

Functions: Parking Garage

Styles: Art Deco

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The Cine Selem was first modern cinema in the cinema of Campeche, it opened in February 1951. The roof was built with reinforced concrete, without columns. The auditorium was in two levels, orchestra and balcony and the interior of the building was in an Art Deco style.

It was the first cinema in the city to be equipped with air conditioning. The seats were cushioned and it was equipped with a Western Electric sound system. There was acoustic material on the walls.

The recent Steven Soderbergh film “Che-Part 1” and “Che-Part 2” had sequences filmed in Campeche in November 2007, and the former Cine Selem can be seen in the film.

Translated (with additions) from the text below…..

Primer Cine moderno en la ciudad de Campeche, con techumbre de concreto armado sin columnas y un aforo dividido en 2 niveles. Decoración interior Art Deco. Primer cine en el estadocon aire acondicionado, butacas acojinadas, sonido Western electric microphonic y recubrimiento acústico en techos y paredes.

Contributed by Daniel Lares

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dan_lares on September 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

More information in: “La vida a través del cine”(2009) documentary. Youtube:

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