Antonio Banderas finally settles on a location for his theatre in Malaga

The refurbishment will take over a year to complete. :: Álvaro Cabrera
The refurbishment will take over a year to complete. :: Álvaro Cabrera
  • The Alameda theatre building will undergo a complete interior refurbishment to house the centre planned by Malaga the actor

Antonio Banderas has finally settled on the location for his big theatre project in Malaga.

After pulling out of his planned project in the old Astoria cinema in Malaga earlier this year, Banderas said he would no longer seek to work with public administrations. He has now turned his attention, and ambitions, towards the Alameda, Malaga's only private theatre.

The new project includes two theatres, one for commercial shows and one for low-cost productions. The second room will also function as a film set. It is estimated that the million-euro investment, which will completely refurbish the interior of the current building will take up to a year to complete.

While no official agreement has been signed yet, the Sánchez Ramade family who currently own the theatre are fully on board with Banderas and his plans. The theatre will continue running its current scheduled shows until the beginning of next year.

The Malaga actor and producer confirmed the news on his Facebook page last Friday. He wrote about how pleased he was with the agreement and showed his gratitude towards Jesús and Carlos Sánchez Ramade for allowing him to realise the dreams he has been harbouring for so long.

He informed his fans that the “long-term contract” will reflect the “cultural movement which Malaga has been experiencing in recent years”.

The Spanish star was palpably excited on sharing the news; he has always been proud of his Malaga roots and has wanted to open a theatre in the city for a long time.

Banderas will be the face of his project and when it is complete, he will use his vast list of contacts to put on shows and organise events.