El Molino was born in Paral.lel Avenue in 1898. Paral.lel Avenue became between 1894 and 1939 the major leisure and entertainment street in Barcelona. Unfortunately, after the civil war started, all the theatres closed on this area. El Molino, though, survived and was the only one that remained opened.
The Molino resisted the civil war and the dictadure, but due to low assistance to their lasts shows ( not only el Molino but this genre about nudity and burlesque shows) on the 14th November 1997 it had to close. It wasn’t until the 2010 the Molino re opened again with a brand new show and more experiences. Following the renovations of this year, this famous theatre has been reborn from its ashes. El Molino has regained the splendour of its glory days when it was the best-known theatre of the paral.lel area, irreverent and with its own way of poking fun at the censorhsip of the time. El Molino continues its history of cabaret, burlesque and music hall shows, as well as theatre and flamenco performances.
What is a cabaret experience? They are the only theatre in the city that offers the most authentic cabaret with trained performers on all genres.It is eroticism, skills, charm but also a great and amusing way to break boundaries. El Molino’ s present owners have retained El Molino’ s basic function as a musical theatre. It offers a show with burlesque, acrobatics, playfulness and sense of humor, naughty shows with vedettes. The programme is variable. Flamenco is set for Tuesdays nights, a burlesque festival, tango or the popular rumba shows.
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