Manila Metropolitan Theater

Manila Metropolitan Theater (HMGNS)

Location: Manila, NCR 35173 Jefferson County
Country: Philippines

N 14° 35.645', E 120° 58.83'

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In Tagalog:
Nagsimula bilang isang pambansang tanghalan ayon sa disenyo ni arkitekto Juan Arellano. Pinasinayaan noong 1931. Naging tanghalan ng mga artistanf Pilipino at banyaga. Nagpalabas ng mga opera, pageant, at dulang Kastila at Ingles na isinalin sa Tagalog para sa mga Pilipino noong Ikalawang digmaang pandaigdig. Nasira nang bahagya, noong 1945. Ang gumuhong gusali ay naging tirahan ng mga squatter at pingalanang Besa boxing Arena. Ibinalik sa dating maringal na anyo noong 1978 ng komisyon ng kalakhang Maynila.

Translated, the marker reads:
Started as National Theater with the design of Architect Juan Arellano. Opened in 1931. Became performing place for Filipino and foreign actors. Produced opera, pageant, Spanish and English plays translated into Tagalog for the Filipinos during World War II. Partly destroyed in 1945. The collapsed building became a home to illegal settlers that became known as "Besa Boxing Arena." Reconstructed in its former glory in 1978, under the Commission of Manila.
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HM NumberHMGNS
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByNational Historical Institute
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)51P E 282444 N 1614396
Decimal Degrees14.59408333, 120.98050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 35.645', E 120° 58.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 35' 38.70" N, 120° 58' 49.80" E
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5821 Padre Burgos Avenue, Manila NCR 35173, PH
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