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johnmartin commented about Alhambra Theatre on Sep 6, 2005 at 6:10 am

The seating capacity of the Alhambra was 1931

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johnmartin commented about Playhouse Theatre on Jul 20, 2005 at 4:32 am

The Playhouse Theatre in Durban was originally opened on 7th June 1935 as a live theatre. It only became a venue for film shows later on. It was converted back to a live theatre venue when the Kinekor Organisation closed the establishment in the 1970s. It then became the official venue of the then Natal Performing Arts Council.It had no connection to the Prince’s Theatre (not Princess)which was situated on an adjacent city block. This particular theatre was refurbished in the late 1960s to become the Colosseum Theatre.

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johnmartin commented about Colosseum Theatre on Jul 20, 2005 at 4:17 am

The Colosseum Theatre Durban was a complete refurbishment of the old Prince’s Theatre which was situated next to the Embassy Theatre. This happened in the late 1960s to accommodate the so-called ‘road show’ presentations in 70mm of Fox Theatres who owned the cinema chain which was formerly operated by African Consolidated Theatres.

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johnmartin commented about Kine Centre on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:23 am

The Kine Centre was owned and operated by the Kinekor Organisation
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