Cine Regina na Av. São João, já fechado e sendo usado como estacionamento de carros. Lixo puro!
Cine Saci, no final de sua existência, já 'emparedado' pela péssima administração do prefeito Gilberto Kassab - PFL, DEM ou PSD - 2006-1013... lixo total.
Cine Saci visto, à esquerda, nos anos 1970s.
Avenida Sao João in 1984. Cine Avenida on the right-hand foreground and Cine Saci further down the block.
Cine Rancho at Rua General Couto Magalhaes, 140 in the late 1970s.
Circa January 1980, downtown Sao Paulo was going straight down-the-drain. Economic stagnation was set in around mid-1970s due to the petroleum-crisis started in 1974. The 1980s would be poisonous times... followed by the 1990s with hyper-inflation and more of the same. Deteriotation set in at an amazing speed... and the City has never regained its balance... Big cinema-houses that had been built in the 40s and 50s suddenly were cut in two or three to make room to smaller projecting spaces so the exhibitors could make more money showing 2 or 3 different movies at the same time. Cine Rio Branco was devided into Blue Room (Sala Azul), Sao Paulo Room and Red Room (Sala Vermelha)... Smaller cinemas popped up here and there. Cine Rancho, Cine Texas on Rua Roberto Simonsen, Cine Can Can etc. jornal 'O Estado de S.Paulo' 13 January 1980.
24 November 1963 - a brand-new trash-cinema opens on Avenida Rio Branco, 49 - Cine Arizona was opened to the public on Thursday, 28 November 1963, with 'Jim das Selvas' (Jungle Jim) a movie released 15 years earlier - in 1948. Cine Arizona had a long career until it changed its name to Cine America... only the flies were new for the same old shit. As the 1970s progressed the the city of São Paulo entered a decadence that until today (2017) has not find a way to reverse its rot. Now the whole area stinks of shit, urine, body odor and all...