Interior of the abandoned Ciné Ópera movie theater in Mexico City, Mexico. It opened on March 11 of 1949. It was one of the most popular theaters in Mexico City for decades. From 1993-1998, it was a concert hall. It closed in 1998. It was supposed to be turned into a cultural center, but it is in such an advanced state of deterioration that all such plans have stalled due to lack of funding.