Rehabilitation of the Miramar cinema-theatre as a socio-cultural space

National School of Art, National Centre for Arts Education
Key objectives of the measure:

Contribute to the socio-cultural dynamics of Playa Municipality through the recovery of the Miramar cinema.

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Insertion of the Miramar cinema in its social environment

Promotion of the best artistic talent through the presentation of different expressions.

Encourage the exchange between artists and the public with proposals which meet the needs and interests of the population in the area.

Promote courses and workshops on aspects relative to arts education in order to develop a comprehensive general culture in the public.

Recover the heritage of the Miramar cinema.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Benefit arts schools, artists and the population in general.

A programming that includes ample and wide-ranging artistic presentations of prestigious theatre and dance companies from Cuba and abroad.

Annual student graduation of the national arts schools and the University of the Arts.

Special programming for the children in the community which includes all artistic expressions during the Summer Vacation Plan which is organised every year.

Venue for film and visual arts festivals and concerts of renowned musicians.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

556, 700 CUC

1,233,300 CUP

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

A building which had been closed for many years was recovered.

It was observed that the Miramar cinema is a project that combines the objectives of cultural promotion and outreach with those of socio-cultural animation, popular education and arts education. 

It has favoured the artistic training and promotion of young talents, fostered the stability of a public that receives quality cultural options, and contributed to the spiritual enjoyment and the use of leisure time in a cultured manner.

It was seen that its cultural outreach met community interests and needs.

It has become an ideal venue for courses and national and international events with the presence of outstanding cultural figures.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Artistic presentations made, activities carried out to promote artistic talent, courses and workshops given.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts