What happened to the “Revive Metropolitan Theater Project”?

This infrastructure was considered one of Manila’s most popular landmark…. It used to be Asia’s most beautiful theater before WW2 …. A year ago, I saw a big billboard with the Mayors face…. promising that Metropolitan theater Manila will be renovated and will be revived……. WHAT HAPPENED? sa BUDGET? whahahaha

Completed in 1935, to the design of eminent Filipino architect Juan Arellano, this supreme example of art deco architecture was once Manila’s focal venue for performances ranging from vaudeville to opera. It fell into disuse in the 1960s, was meticulously restored in the following decade, but has once again fallen into disrepair. But even in the building’s present state, it is still possible to admire such art deco gems as the bronze statues of female figures placed along the top of the facade.

3 Comments so far

  1. Maxx (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    You’re right. Mmm… I wonder when they will start the renovation of Metropolitan Theater?

  2. Wolfman (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    If only more people lobbied for such a cause…

  3. Peter (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    I’m with you. I wish that they’d renovate more of our buildings instead of simply destroying them or replacing them.

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