Entertainment and Events
Temuco isn’t exactly a 24-hour city, but there’s usually something going on at local cultural facilities or its two universities. The biggest single celebration is February’s Aniversario de la Ciudad, commemorating the city’s founding—at the time, it was really a fortress—on February 24, 1881. During the festivities, a high-quality crafts fair nearly fills the Plaza de Armas.
The Aula Magna Universidad Católica (Manuel Montt 56, tel. 045/205421) has an annual event schedule including live theater and films.
The Showtime Multiplex (Antonio Varas 840, tel. 045/210683) is the main commercial cinema. The Universidad Católica’s Centro de Extension (Av. Prieto Norte 371, tel. 045/232760) shows films during the university year.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition