Lido Theater - Medellin, Colombia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 06° 15.140 W 075° 33.873
18N E 437549 N 691131
Quick Description: The Lido Theatre was born in 1945 on the initiative of Francisco Luis Moreno Ramirez, a wealthy man who wanted to contribute to the cultural life of Medellin. He hired the architect Federico Vasquez and sculptor Marin Vieco to build the theater.
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 1:06:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBEN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Lido Theater is located across the street and east of Parque Bolivar. The theater began operations in 1947 and was the most important music hall through the of 1950s and 1960s. However, in the early 1980s the theater began to decline. In 1997 the theater was declared as an architectural heritage of Medellin.

In 2005 a restoration of the Lido began. Original parts as Theatre's stained glass, murals, wood floors and mirrors were preserved, while adding modern technical equipment. In December 2007, the Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia won the public competition to manage the Theater and it was reopened that year.

Theater Name: Lido Theater

Country: Colombia

Carrera 48 No. 54-20
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

Venue: Private Theater

Type of Productions:
choral groups poetry readings concerts chamber groups theater storytelling programs film forums

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1945

Architect/Designer: Federico Vasquez

Seating Capacity: 1100

Web Site: Not listed

Stage Type: Not listed

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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