Paolo M. Bustamante
Not so far from the Captain Pepe Building is the Lord's and Jennet Theater. The twin theater as I would like to call it. I always see these theaters whenever I ride the LRT. Usually the movies that are being shown here are either x-rated or out-of-date.
The Lords and the Jennet Theater was built during the late 1960's and through the years , the Lord's and Jennet's stood the test of time. There was a certain decade in the history of Manila (2000) wherein demolishing stand-alone theaters is a trend to make way for new yet unsightly infrastructures. Unfortunately the neighboring theaters of the twin theaters (Avenue, Clover and the State theater) along Avenida were demolished.
The only thing bothers me, is the L.R.T. line in Rizal Ave. & in Taft Ave. I think that the L.R.T. should have a avoided the Rizal Avenue. The Department of Public Works and Highways should have placed it somewhere! The beautiful historical theaters are being blocked by the L.R.T. line but it is already there, I think that the construction of the L.R.T line in Rizal Ave. led to the decline of tourist and film enthusiast around Avenida.