This week they started The Victory of Acentejo the demolition work of the old cinema in the town center, located between Pérez Díaz and Jerez Veguero streets. This action, budgeted at almost 600,000 euros, will make it possible to clear the plot where the local government (PSOE) hopes to build a large municipal auditorium, with capacity for about 400 spectators and equipped with an underground car park.
the victorious mayor, Juan Antonio Garcia Abreu (PSOE), signed this Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the act of rethinking some works that in a few weeks will end what remains of the old cinema. On the plot of the cinema and a plot located next to the Youth House, which add up to a total of 868 square meters, will also be built new retaining walls of the adjacent roads.
The demolition project was commissioned to Gesplan and its initial cost, which had been estimated at around 700,000 euros, has finally been lowered in the bidding process. In parallel form, the victorious town hall has commissioned the final project for the new auditorium, which the mayor hopes to be able to receive next April. “Once we have that document, our idea is to put it out to tender with the support of the Council of Tenerife», advances García Abreu.
The auditorium of La Victoria de Acentejo It will have to be built in several phases, since it is an action whose cost will be around 3.5 million euros, according to initial forecasts. The mayor highlights the importance of the support of the island administration: “We have the commitment of the president of the Cabildo, Peter Martin, and the insular councilor of Culture, Enrique Arriaga, that we will have the necessary financing to start the works. We trust that before the end of the mandate we will be able to see the beginning of the works».
“There are several cultural centers, but in the helmet of victory We do not have any covered space to be able to organize events with a significant number of spectators. This auditorium is a cultural necessity and we are going to take advantage of the project so that on the same plot we can have an underground car park with about 50 spaces. It will have a capacity of around 400 people and will also have spaces for groups and a training room of around 200 square metres».
The mayor hopes to receive the final project in April, which provides for a car park
The victorious government proposed, without success, to Historical Heritage of the Cabildo de Tenerife the possibility of the Rodríguez Lara square being extended over the roof of the future auditorium. “We made that proposal, but in Historical Heritage they do not consider it compatible, so we have had to separate both projects,” Abreu details.
The old cinema has been closed for more than 25 years, was acquired in 1984 by the City Council of La Victoria to use it as a cultural space. Due to its state of conservation and obsolete characteristics, it fell into disuse and in recent years it was used as casual warehouse.