The Grand Splendid Theater Offers a Dramatic Surprise

By: Kevin Young - Published: Apr 18, 2012 • References: tripadvisor & thecoolist
The Grand Splendid Theater in Buenos Aires will be the eighth wonder of the world for book enthusiasts and theatrical aficionados. This theater converted bookstore makes book shopping a grand experience. The theater first opened its doors in 1919 to host a bunch of different performances and later, establishing the building as a cinema in the late 1920s. It's now titled the El Ateneo Grand Splendid Theater, which attracts over one million visitors a year.

What's amazing about this space is the preserved decor from the 1920s. The ceiling murals, ornate wood carvings and vintage sculptures maintain the feeling that this space was once filled with dancers, actors and theater lovers. The decor embraces visitors with a taste of the past, making this reading spot a favorite. The Grand Splendid Theater even provides a live piano player that will fill the space with acoustics that are bound to make this attraction an even more dramatic experience. Stats for Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores Trending: Older & Average
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