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MEMORIES OF THE MET

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MEMORIES OF THE MET

By Pablo A. Tariman

Founded in the early 30s, razed by the war in the mid40s, rehabilitated and restored in the late 70s and neglected once more in the late 90s up to the present time, the historic Manila Metropolitan Theater may yet rise again with a fund release of P270 million to the National Commission for culture and the Arts by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). 1,269 more words

Performing Arts

1920s Houston Metropolitan Theater

Imagine Houston in the 1920s–the great roaring twenties–and the Art Deco architectural movement. Houston was one of the great cities to build many deco buildings but unfortunately most of these were torn down around the 1970s. 238 more words

Musings

The Iowa Falls—Hollywood Connection

“I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my career. I’ve been invited to be with emperors, kings and prime ministers, but I can tell you right now from the bottom of my heart, being here in Iowa Falls is something I will never, ever forget.” 701 more words

Iowa

HUGH JACKMAN: New Movie Premieres In Iowa

Iowa Fall’s historic Metropolitan Theater is now open after undergoing a major renovation.  And it celebrated the opening by rolling out the red carpet for a very special guest. 91 more words

News

RVTV EXPLORES: Iowa Falls More Than Just Football Fans

Iowa Falls has more in it than just Hawkeye and Cyclone fans.  Iowa Falls is home to the Metropolitan Theater, a well-known theater that fell into disrepair recently. 53 more words

News

Arroceros: A showcase of heritage ignorance and neglect

Last February 19, 2012, I had to take a government exam for the entire morning at the Universidad de Manila along Arroceros Street in Manila.  Since I was already there and I had nothing to do in the afternoon, I took advantage of my then current location by walking around the immediate area to do an ocular inspection of 3 notable places that have been casualties of the slow but steady extirpation of Manila’s cultural and environmental heritage. 3,428 more words

Walking Tour

Walking Distance sa Maynila: Mahabang Lakad mula City Hall Hanggang Lawton

Maraming nagsasabi na ang Intramuros ay isang napakagandang lugar sa Maynila. Sa kabila ng urbanisasyon, paglaki ng populasyon at ang pagbabago sa kapaligiran nito, ang Intramuros ay nananatili pa rin ang mga lumang gusali na nilikha pa noong panahon ng Kastila at ang bayang ito ay naging saksi sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. 458 more words

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