Efraín Aguilar could not help being moved by publicly confirming the final closure of the Canout Theater after the crisis that the industry is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The famous producer told through tears that he cannot afford the expenses.
The creator of various theatrical and television content was very nostalgic when he saw the empty seats of the famous space, which was inaugurated 67 years ago and little by little it became one of the most important places for the art world.
In a statement for the program La banda del Chino, he indicated that the doors of the theater will be closed irrevocably, by decision of the owners, after experiencing countless economic losses in recent months.
“It’s painful, but we are going to lower it (the curtain) and this time definitely. The theater does not die with you, the day humanity dies, perhaps it will die, ”said Efraín Aguilar.
In the same way, he recalled the conditions in which the place was when he took the reins of the administration in 2005.
“There was not any water. I fixed it the best I could. Now there are 22 dressing rooms with air conditioning ”.
After naming some of the actors and actresses who have passed through the Canout Theater stage, he expressed that the coronavirus motivated the decision.
“The pandemic is the great culprit of this situation. I don’t blame anyone. I definitely cannot afford the costs of maintenance, of licenses, without producing absolutely nothing. I boast of not having fired any employee, “he added.
Finally, he confessed that he still has the illusion of being able to have the support of an investor.
“I have the small hope of finding a patron, whom I will pay later. I don’t have the liquidity. It hurts me that I won’t have time for that and that they destroy it, as they have already announced, ”Efraín Aguilar told the cameras of La banda del chino.
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