The Cosmos Cinema will reopen its curtain for culture in 2019

The project was announced in January 2014 with an investment of 100 million pesos during the previous administration of Hugo Romo in the current mayoralty of Miguel Hidalgo, from 2012 to 2015.

The Cosmos Cinema is being renovated (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The Cosmos Cinema is being renovated (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Víctor Hugo Romo, mayor of Miguel Hidalgo, in Mexico City, met Monday with the Secretary of Culture of Mexico City, José Alfonso Suárez del Real, to coordinate the work to be done during 2019 in the city hall, among them, the rehabilitation of the old Cosmos Cinema.

The property, located on the Calzada Mexico-Tacuba, is already in the third and last phase of construction, in which 50 million pesos (mdp) are invested from the capital's government.

Officials agreed that the opening of the now Faro Cosmos, could be scheduled for the second half of the year and will be co-managed by both agencies, it was announced in a statement.

The project was announced in January 2014 with an investment of 100 million pesos during the previous administration of Hugo Romo in the current mayoralty of Miguel Hidalgo, from 2012 to 2015.

The Cine Cosmos was inaugurated on June 24, 1948, and for almost 20 years it remained abandoned, the area registered problems of garbage, indigence and drug addiction.

Now it will be a new cultural center and will house a circus school. It will offer the public artistic activities and will pay tribute to the events of June 10, 1971, which took place in that area and known as the Corpus Thursday Massacre, in which a student protest demanding a more democratic system was attacked by a group paramilitary known as Hawks.

According to a statement, the Faro Cosmos is expected to be the most important center of culture, sport and recreation in the west of the city.

Romo explained that in his previous period as a delegate of Miguel Hidalgo he bought the property, left the first project and started work under the supervision of specialized personnel of the National Institute of Fine Arts with the aim of respecting the architecture.

He added that to carry out the project, federal resources were requested and several instances of the capital government intervened.

"The amount contracted was almost 56 million pesos, exclusively for the works of the first stage, which consisted of the preparation of the site, the initial demolitions, the rehabilitation of existing spaces such as the original façade of the property and the studies of seismicity to guarantee the foundation (more than 100 piles of more than 30 meters long each were placed), "assured Víctor Hugo Romo.

via: Obras