An ancient theater shows a refurbished image for those who are currently arriving in Pinar del Río city
The José Jacinto Milanés Theater, which is located at the corner of the local Martí and Colón Streets, had a general refurbishing work during intense days.
The emblematic building is being refurbished for being the scenery of the political and cultural gala performance that will be taking place on July 25th as part of the commemorations for the 64th anniversary of the attack to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons.
“The building has been refurbished completely and that is to say its air conditioning, lights, stools, audio system.”Pedro Julio Cordero Morales, who is the deputy director of the cultural sector, highlighted.
The team of Radio Rebelde news station got there in the middle of the artistic rehearsal and the last details for the beautification of one of the most attractive theaters of Cuba and one of the most ancient ones of Latin America.
“The day will be featured by the presence off representatives of the art from Pinar Del Río province, its bands and all its artists.”
“The gala performance will show the most important parts of the music in the territory.” Pedro Julio Codero Morales pointed out.
Before the question about what would be provided by this gala performance to the cultural development of the Cuban westernmost province, he stated.
“It will be an outstanding chance to show to the nation and the world the local artistic talent.”
The José Jacinto Milanés Theater, along with its neoclassic style, is a symbol of the urban region from Pinar del Rio. This majestic and eye-catching building is much more attractive due to its majesty and preservation.
Its origins dates back to 1838 when it was built a previous building made of palm tree boards and a roof made of its leaves in order to give the people a place to enjoy art.
In 1839, the building was transformed with woods and tiles, and the building’s entrance has some sculptures and both metallic and wooden furniture which match with red color of its almost five hundred seats.
The aforementioned theater was the location chosen by the Cuban moviemaker, Enrique Pineda Barnet, for the shooting of the film entitled’ La bella del Alambra.’
By Angelica Paredes López
Translated by JC Caballero