Metro at Dusk.
This picture was taken in the very early evening before the sea of white lights below the marquee was switched on. As stated in the general introduction, the Metro was wholly designed in the United States, in the offices of MGMs Lowes Theatres. The noted Adelaide theatre architect Kenneth Milne interpreted the plans and erected the building. The marquee was the only example of its distinctively American kind in Australia. The theatre was fully air-conditioned for Adelaide’s hot Mediterranean type summers and cool winters, but didn’t really need the anti-snow devices, as snow has never fallen in the city since its foundation in 1836.
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