The domed box office is at street level, but the entry itself is reached by a broad flight of stairs. Setting the building on a podium with an entrance set well back from the street differs from the usual motion picture theatre in the United States which is entered at street level. The theatre is made more imposing, reflecting the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Mexico City and the more formal Mexican custom of spending the whole evening out, eating and dancing in the restaurant.
The restaurant ,located on the second floor, achieves a more elegant look with its sculptural ceiling light panels and the curvilinear back of the banquette on the far wall. The softly curtained windows overlooking the street would have cast an inviting night-time glow.