SANTA CLARA, Cuba 8 de noviembre de 2013, Yoel Espinosa Medrano/ www.cubanet.org.– The first State-owned 3D movie room, in Villa Clara province, began operations on 8 November, after government authorities announced the closure of these kinds of theaters operated by the self-employed.
The room is located in the Provincial Film Center (CPC) on Luis Esteves Street in that city. The capacity does not exceed 20 seats. Showings are from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:00 AM with children’s shows. Admission is 5 Cuban pesos (about 20¢ US), and 10 Cuban pesos for adults.
Edey Mora Mora, director of the CPC, reported on the local radio station, CMHW, that the investment was made by the State company RTV Commercial and its production arm, Videos 4 Caminos.
With regards to private video rooms, the functionary said, “The private spaces were closed because in Cuba only State institutions directed by the Cuban Film Industry are allowed to air audiovisual programs.
Mora Mora said that they are working to rescue other rooms that are in back technical and physical condition.
On the province’s main theater, the “Camilo Cienfuegos,” currently with technical problems, located in Caro Leoncio Vidal Park, will be a multipurpose room with a capacity of 100 to show 3D films.
Yoel Espinosa Medrano
Cubanet, 8 November 2013