Then & Now – Cine Max

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.

Cine Max on Av. Duarte in Santo Domingo 1959.
Cine Max on Av. Duarte in Santo Domingo 1959.

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.

The Iglesia Pentecostal Dios es Amor in Barrio Chino used to be Cine Max.
The Iglesia Pentecostal Dios es Amor in Barrio Chino used to be Cine Max.

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.


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