Audio Slideshow: The Cinemas of Cuba

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  12.18.09 | 9:51 AM ET

GlobalPost’s Nick Miroff looks at what remains of Cuba’s once thriving cinema and movie culture.

3 Comments for Audio Slideshow: The Cinemas of Cuba

Walter Lippmann 01.05.10 | 9:49 AM ET

Thanks for this very affectionate report on Cuba’s old movie houses. You do have to get used to the distracting Cuban custom of talking during movies if you go there. The projection isn’t always the best, but the price: two Cuban pesos, the equivalent of eight U.S. pennies, can’t be beat.

In ths sound track Nick Miroff talks about there being nothing like the cinematic multiplexes which people in the US, Canada and elsehere are used to. There is a multi-plex on Infanta near Neptuno which is only about two years old. Prices last time I went were much higher: three Cuban pesos, or the equivalent of twelve U.S. pennies…

And while many of the theaters are run down, some, like the Acapulco have been recently fixed up with nice new plush red seats, and the prices remain the same: two regular Cuban pesos.

In addition, there are the video clubs which try to fill the gap, in Havana and around the country for an even lower price, one Cuban pesos per ticket.

Again, thanks for the report on the film festival, too.

Emily 01.05.10 | 10:01 AM ET


Your photography is beautiful and the movie clip is great.  Thanks for taking the time to show us this side of Cuba.

Wendy 01.22.10 | 5:14 AM ET

Cuba’s old cinemas!beautiful!Thank you!

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