The Cineteatro Capitólio – Teatro Raul Solnado, located in Parque Mayer, constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of the city of Lisbon and of the country, having played, throughout the 30s to 80s of the 20th century, a crucial role in national and in the cultural practices of the city and region of Lisbon. The history of Parque Mayer and the Capitólio is inseparable from the political, social and intellectual path of the capital and the country.
From the programming point of view, its biography can be described as a space of diversity, where the revue, comedy theater, jazz and fado shows, operettas and the circus took place, which attracted audiences from all over the world. the social classes. A vibrant place of social and cultural life that welcomed a generation of artists who have marked the history of the country, such as Raul Solnado, now patron of the renovated cinetheatre, José Viana, Beatriz Costa, Ivone Silva, Henriqueta Maia, among many others.
In addition to the role it played in the history of the city and the country, Cineteatro Capitólio – Teatro Raul Solnado is also internationally recognized for its architectural relevance, assuming itself as a symbol of modernist architecture in the city of Lisbon and being classified as a Property of Public Interest since 1983.