Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cine São Bento

Cine São Bento in the 1920s.
a bluish Saint Benedict overlooks the entrance to his Basilica... 

Cine Recreio on Praça João Mendes 1940s

Cine Recreio - started as Pathe Palacio - in 1943 was already shut for impending demoliton...
Cine Eden changed its name to Cine Recreio...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Largo do Paisandú


São Miguel Paulista

Cine São Miguel located at Rua da Fábrica, opened in 1943... here's a photo taken in 1963, 20 years later. São Miguel Paulista had an older cinema called Cine V-8 at Praça Getulio Vargas Filho which was demolished in 1938; Vander Loureiro says he saw the last picture show screened at Cine V-8 - it was a Richard Dix flick about aviation... it could have been 'Sky Giant' released on 22 July 1938 in the U.S.A. 

Sao Paulo in 1939 and around...

a boy sells a copy of evening paper 'Diario da Noite' circa 1939. 
Luftansa's office in Sao Paulo in 1939 just a short time before WWII.

actor playwright Gianfrancesco Guarnieri rides his bycicle in the 1950s. 

Av. Sao Joao between Cons.Crispiniano & Av.Ipiranga

Cine Art Palacio on the left was playing 'Um roubo em Paris' (The viscount) released in 1967.

Avenida São João circa 1959... the fenced construction on the right is Grandes Galerias aka Galeria do Rock being built.