Global Post Old cinemas still standing in Havana Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint By Nick Miroff | 12/16/2009 Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint Get MinnPost's top stories in your inbox First Name: * Last Name: * Email Address: * Daily newsletter Sunday review Greater Minnesota newsletter D.C. Memo Subscribe Now Comments (2) Submitted by Greg Klave on 12/17/2009 - 01:26 am. Hey Nick: The “creative” destruction of capitalism. That’s really good! Almost makes me feel really good to go to those dingy boxes. Hey do you think if my government knew I was going on trips out of the country to Cuba to undermine the US that they would let me go? Log in to Reply Submitted by Walter Lippmann on 01/05/2010 - 08:53 am. A very affectionate report on Cuba’s old movie houses. You do have to get used to the distracting Cuban custom of talking during movies if you go there. The projection isn’t always the best, but the price: two Cuban pesos, the equivalent of eight U.S. pennies, can’t be beat. In ths sound track Nick Miroff talks about there being nothing like the cinematic multiplexes which people in the US, Canada and elsehere are used to. There is a multi-plex on Infanta near Neptuno which is only about two years old. Prices last time I went were much higher: three Cuban pesos, or the equivalent of twelve U.S. pennies. And while many of the theaters are run down, some, like the Acapulco have been recently fixed up with nice new plush red seats, and the prices remain the same: two regular Cuban pesos. In addition, there are the video clubs which try to fill the gap, in Havana and around the country for an even lower price, one Cuban pesos per ticket. An enjoyable audio and visual report. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.