Restoration of old Perdoma cinema to provide new auditorium
The Mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares visited work being carried out in the old movie theatre of La Perdoma to turn it into the Francisco Álvarez Abrante Auditorium.
This project involves an investment of more than 310,000 euros and is executed by the company Dimurol. If everything goes to plan, the work should be finished by the end of September.
“This emblematic space will become a cultural centre of reference for the muni-cipality and the northern area, “ said the Mayor. “In addition, it will be a complement to theTeobaldo Power Audito-rium.”
The project will produce a major change, especially in the roof and throughout the interior. Modifications and adjustments will allow the seating area to be increased to accommodate up to 300 people.
At the same time, the stage part will be expanded, new dressing rooms and a small house will be created for the artist or companion’s stay. Also, architectural barriers will be removed and a device will be installed for people with hearing impairment. Security will also be improved. For its part, the city council will adapt the entire environment and adjacent streets, expanding the width of the sidewalks and laying new pavement. The materials to be used and the design will give a new and modern image to the property, and its interior will be more comfortable and functional.
This space has been an important meeting point and cultural exchange since the sixties of the last century, and in recent years, in addition to a room for various events, it was used as a rehearsal room for local groups.
The Perdoma Cinema was inaugurated in 1965.Thus, in addition to the screening of films, important cultural conferences were organised such as talks, festivals, concerts, theatre, rallies, conferences, and meetings, among other things. But the space closed its doors at the end of the 80s, and in 1997 it was acquired by the city council to continue developing various cultural and social activities.