How it was
It took me a minute to recognize this… I used to live just down the street.
The theater was across from the park in Santa María de la Ribera, in Mexico City. The building has been replaced with apartments and shops. Off to the right from the lady watching the little boy with the balloon (the photographer’s grandmother and younger brother) and across the street was the biggest shop in Mexico specializing in insects (you can find anything in Mexico City, if you aren’t looking for it!). Two or three doors down was the former home of Madre Conchita, the female Osama Bin Ladin of 1920s Mexico.
Then 12-year old Eduardo Molina Moysén took this photo in 1967 with his first camera.
And here it is today, on “Google Earth”: