Cine Teatro Grand Splendid

Avenida Sante Fe 1860,
Buenos Aires 1123

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Architects: Pero Armengol, Torres Armengol

Functions: Retail

Styles: Baroque

Previous Names: Teatro Grand Splendid

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Cine Teatro Grand Splendid

Originally opened on 14th May 1919 as a live theatre, known as the Teatro Grand Splendid, it was built for empresario Max Glucksmann. It was converted into a cinema in 1926, and continued until closing on 4th December 2000. The ceiling has paintings by Italian artist Nazarino Orlandi.

Since 2009 it serves as ‘El Ateneo’ possibly the most luxurious of all the bookshops in the world! The architect for the conversion was Fernando Manzone, who retained as much as possible of the original decorative details. There is a cafe located on the former stage.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

AdoraKiaOra on February 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

I cant believe what i’m seeing here- simply stunning!

muviebuf on September 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

Another article – this time from

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HowardBHaas on January 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

new article

DavidZornig on November 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Another piece with multiple photos.

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