Casco Viejo, the historic district of Panama City, with its Teatro Nacional, Teatro Anita Villalaz and the Plaza V Centenario, will vibrate with cinema during the week of the festival.
The gala red carpet events will take place once again at the Teatro Nacional, but during the week this beautiful and elegant theater will become a regular screening room, where you will be able to enjoy a prime selection of films.
The Plaza V Centenario, an open park at the end of the Cinta Costera, will be the setting for an “under the stars” cinema experience. Bring your family and relax in a casual atmosphere with great films. These public screenings are free of charge.
The beautiful and intimate Teatro Anita Villalaz at the Plaza de Francia will once again become a screening room showcasing the best international films.
3rd Street and Avenue B Cathedral, Casco Viejo of Panama
Phone (507) 262-3525
In 1904, the new Republic of Panama ordered the construction of the National Theatre. The Government commissioned the theatre´s design to Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri. It was inaugurated on October 1st, 1908, coinciding with the inauguration of Don Jose Domingo de Obaldia as President of the Republic.
The theater accommodates up to 853 guests in its amphitheater, auditorium, two floors of balconies and a gallery. The theater also features a foyer, terrace and bar, as well as a backstage. The architecture is similar to Italian operetta theatres of the time.
Anita Villalaz Theatre
Las Bovedas, Plaza de Francia, Casco Viejo
Phone (507) 211-4020 / 211-4017
This building, which once was the courtroom of the Supreme Court, is now a space reserved for the arts. The building began operating as a theater in 1996, but it was not until late 1999 that it was properly equipped to address the needs of the artistic world.
This intimate and beautiful theatre is ideal for small-scale concerts, folkloric presentations, plays, seminars and conferences.
Teatro Anita Villalaz seats up to 250 people. All seats are removable and can be repositioned depending on the activity.
Photos courtesy of INAC.
Parque V Centenario at the Cinta Costera
Opened to the public in September of 2011, this open plaza is located at the entrance of the Casco Viejo, the magical historic district of Panama City.
From its first edition in 2012, IFF Panama embraced this park for its "under the stars" free screenings, gathering an audience from the Casco Viejo and the rest of the city. In 2013, the Festival provided free transportation. Over 5 thousand people attended the screenings.
The Multiplaza Cinepolis complex will host, from April 3th to 9th, many of the IFF Panama 2014 screenings. In addition to films, IFF Panama will also offer here panels and workshops for film industry professionals and for the general public.
Cinepolis Theaters has been catering to the Panamanian public since September 2012.
Cinepolis is equipped with 32 screening rooms, all of which are 100% digital. With more than 21,500 employees throughout Latin America and an infrastructure equipped with the latest technology, Cinepolis is at the forefront of the film industry. It was the first Mexican company to introduce the concept of stadium style multiplexes, IMAX theaters and the first theater chain in Latin America with lounges. It has become one of the pioneering chains in the industry by implementing, for the first time in America, 4DX technology to experience films in the fourth dimension.
It is the chain with the largest number of digital screens throughout Latin America. Cinepolis is the only theater to offer a variety of luxury services to its customers, including the loyalty program “Club Cinepolis”, reservation services, ticket purchases via phone and Internet through “Cineticket”, Cinepolis.com and Facebook.
For more information visit: www.cinepolis.com.
Photos courtesy of Cinepolis.
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