Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Riviera theater trivia

In the 1960's MGM Puerto Rico offered the owners of the Riviera a deal: rent the movie theater to them so MGM could show its movies and those by the Walt Disney Company. The owner, Doña  Mari, said no because she wanted to keep the theater as a family run operation in honor of her late husband. MGM then rented the Music Hall theater for that purpose.

Ironically, if that deal wold have gone through, maybe the Riviera would have ended up as part of Caribbean Cinemas and would have been saved. This is all conjecture, but it is still a sad thing.


Blogger Davsot said...

Voy a link a tu site desde el mío.

El mío es el Puerto Rico Art Deco Society, pero aún no está completo.

Puedes ver el preview:

9:41 PM  

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