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If you are in Quito for more than a brief stay, then there are plenty of theatres putting on a variety of drama, music and dance events.
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana -Benjamin Carron -the CCE has a number of venues including the Teatro Prometeo which show a variety of films and events, and is home to the National Cinema Archive.
Avenidas 6 de Diciembre N16-224 y Patria
Tel: (593 2) 2902272
Casa de la Música -one of the country's top venues for classical music, home to the Fundcion Filarmonica.
Valderrama y Mariana de Jesus
Tel: (593 2) 2267093 - 2261965 - 2263769 - 2263975.
Teatro CCI, Centro Comercial Iñaquito
Av. Amazonas y Naciones Unidas
Tel: (593) (2) 226 5084.
Teatro de la Compañía Nacional de Danza Del Ecuador
Av. Río Coca E10-59 y París
Tel: (593) (2) 246 5768.
Humanizarte -traditional Andean dance. There is a show on Wednesday evenings at
Leonidas Plaza and Lizardo Garcia, which can be combined with a meal from their very fine restaurant -we enjoyed an excellent evening with them -open fire, good food and drink combined with an enthusiastic performance -be prepared to dance!.
Leonidas Plaza N24-226 y Lizardo García
Tel: 5932 2226-116 / 5932 2506-302
Asociación Humboldt, -eventos de teatro, música, cine, danza, títeres, cursos, etc.
Vancouver E554 y Polonia
Tel: (593 2) 223 6910 or 254 8480.
Jacchigua -National Folkloric Ballet puts on a spectacular show with 90 dancers, musicians and technicians every Wednesday at the Theater Demetrio Aguilera Malta of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
Telefax: (593-2) 2 952-025
Patio de Comedias Theatre -stages all sorts of performing arts, including dance, theatre, pantomime.
18 de Septiembre E4-26 entre 9 de Octubre y Av. Amazonas
Phone Number: (593 2) 2561902
Ojo de Agua -
Teatro Bolivar -huge art deco theatre that first opened in 1933 in the heart of the historical quarter of Quito. Tragically in 1999 the theatre was substantially damaged in a fire that started in the adjoining Pizza Hut , but is currently undergoing restoration and does put on a number of events, as well as giving tours of the fire damaged premises. Capacity 2500.
Flores 421 & Junín St
Tel: (593-2) 258 2486/7
Teatro Malayerba -a popular theatre group who acquired their own space in 1996.
Sodiro 345 y Av. 6 de Diciembre (junto a la Iglesia del Belen)
Phone Number: (593 2) 2235 463
Teatro Nacional Sucre -wonderfully restored, with some excellent performances of classical music, ballet and opera, but quite expensive. There is a 360 Virtual Reality view of the Theatre at
Manabí N8-131 entre Guayaquil y Flores
Tel (593) 257-2823
Teatro San Gabriel
Avenidas América y Mariana de Jesús
Tel: (593) (2) 245 3587.
Teatro Socavon de Guapulo
Francisco Compte Guápulo
Tel: (593) (2) 226 5661.
Cinemark -eight theatres and fast food in the Plaza de las Americas shopping area -tickets available by email.
Plaza de las Américas (avenida República y Naciones Unidas)
Tel: (593) (2) 2260-301
Multicines -multiplex with eight theatres and fast food inside the Centro Comercial Iñaquito shopping center, in the north of Quito and ten theatres at El Recreo in the South.
Multicines del CCI: Avenida Amazonas y Naciones Unidas Centro Comercial Iñaquito, segundo piso
Tel: (593) (2) 2259-677
Multicines El Recreo: Al sur de Quito, sector la Villa Flora, Centro Comercial El Recreo
Tel: (593)(2) 2648-474
Café Cine Art Octaedro -small cinema and bar located in a residential area behind the Quicentro shopping center -specialise in selected foreign films.
Ocho y Medio
Dirección: Valladolid N24 353 y Vizcaya La Floresta
Tel (593) 2904 720
Movie Center (4 theatres)
Tumbaco, vía Interoceánica Km 14 1/2.
Tel: (593)(2) 2373-237
Cine Alhambra
Guayaquil No. 1613
Tel: (593)(2) 2284-261
Cine Benalcázar
Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Portugal
Tel: (593)(2) 2562-413
Metro Cines -two cinemas -in the Centro and in Casa de la Cultura
Centro: Pasaje Amador, calle Guayaquil
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana: Avenida 12 de Octubre y Patria
Teléfono: (593)(2) 528-840
Cine 24 de Mayo
Avenida 6 de Diciembre
Cine Atahualpa
Venezuela y Rocafuerte
Cine Universitario
Avenida América

see also:
International Movie Database -listing of films from Ecuador (at the last count there were 79).

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