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MANILA METROPOLITAN THEATRE

The Manila Metroploitan Theatre is located in on Padre Burgos Avenue, Manila.

The building was designed by the architect Juan Arellano and was opened in 1931. The building was constructed in the art deco style. Sculptures in the facade are by the Italian sculpto Francesco Monti and the lobby walls and interior surfaces of the building are decorated with stylized relief carvings of Philippine plants.

The theatre has been through various phases of decay and repair. It was damaged during the liberation of Manila towards the end of World War II in 1945. Despite reconstruction it fell into disuse in the 1960s. Following restoration in 1978, it again fell into decay and was closed in 1996 due to ownership dispute.

However, it was rennovated and re-opened in 2010.

#2890b, 22 Nov 2003

part of a se-tenant block of 4 souvenir sheet

 

Manila Metroplitan Theatre in 2008


 

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