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Built in 1930 and renovated in 1986, the Mayan Theatre is a three-screen art-deco movie palace that specializes in foreign-language and independent films. One of only a few remaining theatres in the country designed in the Mayan Revival style, it features one large downstairs auditorium and two smaller upstairs theaters, along with a cafe and lounge serving beer, wine, cocktails, coffee and tea.


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