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July 31, 2009

Walking by the shuttered Cine Latino after lunch, I spied a finger-sized hole in the plywood covering up the construction.  I was able to press my iPhone camera lens up to said hole at various angles to take pictures of the mysterious goings-on inside, using Panolab Pro to collage them together into this semi-respectable view. Click to zoom.

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What’s going on here, owners? I certainly like the high ceilings.  What’s next for the Cine Latino / Crown / Rialto / Wigwam?

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  1. July 31, 2009 5:24 pm

    Great job, that’s really cool. I want that space.

  2. July 31, 2009 6:44 pm

    The one on the west side of the street…I can’t remember any crosses now, but it’s in the 20-24th St zone…and most recently, it was a furniture store, and there was a lot of green paint, but I think it’s closed now…omg, go all the way in to the back and look around where it still has (had?) movie theater fixtures…well, it’s amazing. It would be fun to break in and take pictures.

  3. Special Sauce permalink
    July 31, 2009 7:30 pm

    Well, as Andy said to Barney, you are one helluva double-knot-spy!

  4. July 31, 2009 8:25 pm

    very cool

  5. fsharp permalink
    August 1, 2009 9:45 am

    Nice iPhone photo work! The Cine Latino building is owned by the same people who own the US Bank building at 22nd and Mission. It was once going to be a climbing gym but the gym backed out of the deal several years ago. Last I heard they were still looking for a tenant.

  6. August 1, 2009 9:58 am

    well done, man. you really are pushing your iPhone camera to it limits and i love it!

  7. August 1, 2009 12:09 pm

    Was that the climbing gym that got squashed by MAC and MEDA?

    Would have been epic. I totally would have starting climbing if it went all the way to the roof.

  8. August 1, 2009 12:18 pm

    Mission Loc@l is noodling around:

    Burrito Justice snapped some photos of the inside of Cine Latino recently asking what’s going on there. We too wonder and at times the door has been open and workmen have been inside. We called John Clark at Foreign Cinema who looks out at it from his office window. Nothing he says, adding that he had asked around and that the owner may be doing just enough work to keep the permits open.

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