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The Manila Metropolitan Theater in Resurrection
Here's a bit about the Manila Metropolitan Theater by Two Fold Media. The Met is an architectural masterpiece by architect Juan Arellano with sculptures by Italian sculptor Francesco Ricardo Monti, and it used to be a premiere venue for showcasing zarzuelas, operas, musicals, and films. The theater, abandoned after its heyday, was restored during the Marcos years, but again soon sank into neglect, and finally closed its doors to the public in 1996, under the specter of demolition. Clamor from heritage activists finally led to its current and ongoing restoration, and is expected to re-open in two to three years.