The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) shared a glimpse of the newly-restored Manila Metropolitan Theatre which is set to reopen its doors this year.
From its bright interior with ornaments disguised as local produce adorning the ceiling, to the colorful exterior that beckons the people to give it a visit, the theater is now looking marvelous, 25 years after its closure in 1996.
“Doors of the newly restored Met will be open to all Filipinos from all classes of our society. For this is the people’s theater,” NCCA chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso said, according to NCCA’s Facebook post.
“The inauguration of the new Met is the culmination of a long arduous journey. This has been made possible by the determinated effort of a long line of individuals who share a common dream to bring back to life one of our nation’s cultural treasures. We will strive to do our best to be worthy of this collective effort as well as the high expectations of our people.” Lizaso added.
The newly-restored building is set to house the quincentennial evening show on April 27, 2021 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. NCCA is also partnering with the City of Manila headed by Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city at the Metropolitan Theater this June.
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