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State Theatre opened in 1931 and appears to have closed in 1971.Some excellent photos can be found at the following website
The Roxy opened on 29 Aug 1930 and was designed by Winnipeg architect, F F LeMaistre.It was also known as the Coronet and Towne cinema.The interior was in the style of a Spanish Villa with a dark blue ceiling with twinkling stars and the theatre also had two cloud machines.Several exterior photos appear at
The photos of this theatre posted on Cinematour.com would indicate that this was not an atmospheric.
The Carolina Theatre opened in September 1927.
This theatre had been closed for ten years but has now been restored and it reopened on 30 Sep 2005.
The el raton opened on 20 Apr 1930 and the architect was George Williamson.It currently seats 500.
According to David Naylor this is also an atmospheric.
Several websites list the theatre as being built in 1921 and that it was an atmospheric.It currently has 598 seats.
Capitol was converted to two theatres in 1975.Some seats,doors,and sections of the balcony and ceiling survive in the Regina Plains Museum.
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.