>h1>Dominican Republic Then & Now / Antes & Despues
Have you ever looked at a place, building or street in the present and wondered what it might have looked like 10, 50 or 100 years ago? I do this also. I am trying to find these pictures to show what the same area looked like in the past. If you have any before and after or then and now pictures to share please send them my way with as much of a detailed description as possible. This is our history and our present.
Pictures of places in Dominican Republic showing older pictures of the past with the same place in present time.
Then & Now / Antes & Ahora – Cine Max is now the Iglesia Pentecostal Church Dios es Amor
The Teatro or Cine Max, originally called El Travieso, is located in Barrio Chino / Chinatown. It was one of the big movie theaters of its time. In fact, it was the second largest cinema in the city of Santo Domingo. The cinema was known for the yummy goodies, including crispy fried platanos, they sold to the clientele. They were famous for their very large lobby. The cinema also had large fans for cooling and a side exit to keep movie goers coming and going easily. Thank you Historia Dominicana En Graficas for the picture.
The Iglesia Pentecostal Dios es Amor (IPDA.com.do) now occupies the old Cinema Max building. The Pentecostal church is open daily. The interior still has much of the same look as the old cinema.
Location: Av. Duarte between Av. Mella and Calle Benito Gonzales, Barrio Chino (Chinatown). It is just 1 block from La Sirena and the Colonial Zone.
A Colmado is a local convenience type store that sells just about everything one might need in small or large portions and is also a place for people to hang out, share the news and even have a drink or snack.
Colmado Piloña in years gone by and Colmado Los Muchachos now. The Colmado is located on the corner of Arzobispo Nouel and Calle Sanchez, Ciudad Trujillo, República Dominicana.
Top – Colmado Piloña in 1941
Bottom – Colmado Los Muchachos, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo September 9, 2014
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