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Thanks john martin.I have just discovered the website.The original information was off a website I found but have since lost it.The Playhouse complex consists of an Opera Theatre(1224 seats)Drama Theatre(474 seats)and Loft(136 seats).The Prince’s Theatre opened in July 1926.
The Opera Theatre has a starry sky,so could it be described as an atmospheric.
Sorry but the Playhouse and the Princess were different theatres and it is not a multiplex,the largest theatre is used for opera,although the venue does host the Durban Film Festival.I will do some more research.
The Valencia opened on 24 December 1926 and had 1400 seats.
The architects were Parkinson and Dockendorff and it reopened in 2002.
I think you would call the style of this theatre French Renaissance.
Since entering this theatre it seems the address could be 217 Main Street North.
It is possible this was an atmospheric theatre.
I am wondering whether John Eberson did anything for this theatre except inspire the architect.I have found an article which states that the theatre was designed by the architect Auguste Bluysen and the decorator was Maurice Dufrene.
There is a 72 page book on this theatre.It is called,THE ASTOR THEATRE:A MAGICAL REALM OF ROYALTY BY EILEEN DIETRICH.
From the Peter Lucia website this theatre was an atmospheric in style.
The former Paramount movie palace is located in the rural town of Boyeros and is apparently art deco/mayan temple and has been closed for some years.
Theatre was built by Harry Gilbert and opened in 1929 and was located on South Salina Street.The auditorium resembled an italian garden complete with stars and clouds and even had a 2/7 Wurlitzer organ.
The Embassy closed in 1977.
The full address is 178 Flinders Street and I should have mentioned that the original projection room was located in the stalls underneath the stairs leading to the upper levels.
Actually,RobertR,there was another theatre here in Melbourne which when it first opened in December 1964 was called the My Fair Lady theatre for the screening of that film and then changed it’s name to the Palladium Theatre.These are the only two examples that I know of,but there were probably others.
I believe one the remodelings was done by John Eberson,most likely in the 1930’s.
An issue of “Marquee” states theatre opened on 16 Jul 1928 and originally had 1464 seats.
This theatre opened on 17 March 1920 according to movie house history and was renovated in 1926.The original architect is not mentioned.
In answering Warren’s query of 13 December it appears the auditorium was being used for storage of supplies in 2000.I imagine the auditorium was still intact.I discovered the information from the following website,www.desiwriter.com/clip_aftermath.html
Maybe someone in New York could check it out.
This theatre is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
This theatre opened in 1925 and the architect firm was Bennes and Herzog.The style is listed as Italian Renaissance.The restoration is due to be completed sometime in 2005.
According to the website,www.coloradohistory.org,the theatre was built in 1930 and demolished in 1967.There is also an exterior photo,unless it is another Orpheum theatre.
I found some material on the Valencia which states that the theatre closed for good in 1955.
The Circle Theatre should now be listed as closed.The building still stands.
The Capitol theatre became the Oscar Mayer Theatre in 1980.